Dave Hakstol Wiki, Dave Hakstol Bio
Dave Hakstol Wiki: Dave Hakstol born July 30, 1968 is a Canadian ice hockey coach. Dave Hakstol is the former head coach for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). A native of Warburg, Alberta, Hakstol was the head coach for Sioux City Musketeers for four seasons. Dave Hakstolwas also the head coach of University of North Dakota men’s ice hockey team for 11 seasons. Hakstol played for the Fighting Sioux from 1989 to 1992 and in the International Hockey League for five years before becoming a coach.
Dave Hakstol Career
Dave Hakstol attended the University of North Dakota and played hockey there from 1989 to 1992. Dave Hakstol played minor league hockey for five years, including stints with the Indianapolis Ice and Minnesota Moose. After retiring as a player, Dave Hakstol moved to the coaching ranks with the Sioux City Musketeers. Dave Hakstol replaced a fired head coach in the middle of their disappointing 1996–97, turned the team around and remained for four years. Dave Hakstol became an assistant coach with his alma mater North Dakota in 2000. In 2004, he was named head coach. In his tenure as North Dakota’s head coach, he led the team to the NCAA Frozen Four seven times. Hakstol was honored with conference coach of the year awards in 2009 and 2015, and was an eight-time finalist for national coach of the year.
On May 18, 2015, it was announced that Hakstol would become the Philadelphia Flyers’ 19th head coach. Hakstol is the first head coach to go directly from the NCAA to the NHL since 1982 (Bob Johnson from the University of Wisconsin to the Calgary Flames). Hakstol picked up his first NHL victory in the Flyers’ third game of the season, a 1–0 win over the Florida Panthers.
On April 11, 2017, it was announced that Hakstol would join Jon Cooper, Gerard Gallant, and Dave King as coaches of Canada’s men’s national ice hockey team for the 2017 IIHF World Championship tournament.