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Dave Hakstol

Born:July 30, 1968Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Drayton Valley, AB, CANPosition:D
Known For:Inaugural Kraken head coachShoots:Right
National Team:Canada / USACurrent Team:Seattle Kraken

David Hakstol (born July 30, 1968) is a Canadian ice hockey coach. He is the head coach of the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League (NHL). A native of Warburg, Alberta, Hakstol was the head coach for Sioux City Musketeers for four seasons. He was also the head coach of the 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. Hakstol served as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers from May 2015 until December 2018.

Years as a NHL coach: 2015-2018 (Flyers), 2019-2021 (Maple Leafs Assistant), 2021-Present (Kraken)

Dave Hakstol
Dave Hakstol (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Dave Hakstol Statistics

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Coaching History

  • Sioux City Musketeers (USHL), Head Coach — 1996-2000
  • University of North Dakota (NCAA), Head Coach — 2000-2015
  • Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Head Coach — 2015-2018
  • Canada (World Championships), Assistant Coach — 2016-17, 2018-19
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Head Coach — 2019-21
  • Seattle Kraken (NHL), Head Coach — 2021-22


  • USHL Coach of the Year — 1997-98
  • NCAA (WCHA) Coach of the Year — 2008-09
  • NCAA (NCHC) Coach of the Year (Herb Brooks Award) — 2014-15
  • NCAA (NCHC) Reg. Season Champion (Penrose Cup) — 2014-15
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 2016-17
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 2018-19