DIRECTOR OF GOALIE DEVELOPMENT & SCOUTING
Jim Bedard spent 18 seasons as the Detroit Red Wings goaltending coach. He worked with all goaltenders in the Red Wings' system, splitting time between Detroit and Grand Rapids as well as traveling to work with Detroit goaltenders throughout the minor leagues. In those years, he has worked with many of the world’s best goaltenders including Dominic Hasek, Curtis Joseph, and Chris Osgood and won three Stanley Cup championships during his tenure.
Bedard played for the Washington Capitals organization for a total of five years and following his NHL career, Bedard traveled to Europe to play for TPS in Turku, Finland for 14 seasons. At the conclusion of his professional career in 1994, Bedard began working with goalies in the Ontario Hockey League. He got his start with the Niagara Falls Thunder and then became an assistant coach for the Erie Otters. In addition, he served as a goaltending consultant for elite teams in Europe.
Bedard is the head coach of the Selects Hockey Elite Goalie school and personally runs each on-ice session.