Scott Gordon, in his first year as an assistant coach with the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, is serving as an assistant coach for the 2023 U.S. Men’s National Team.
This is Gordon’s fifth coaching stint with the U.S. Men’s National Team, having previously served as head coach in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and as an assistant coach in 2009. Gordon was also an assistant coach for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team that earned a silver medal in Vancouver, as well as an assistant for Team USA in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Prior to joining the Sharks, Gordon was head coach of the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms from 2015-21, compiling a regular season record of 186–121–40. Prior to joining the Phantoms, Gordon was an assistant coach for the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs (2011-14), and head coach of the NHL’s New York Islanders (2008-11).
Gordon spent eight total seasons with the AHL’s Providence Bruins, serving as an assistant from 2000-2002, until he was promoted to head coach for the final nine regular season games and playoffs of the 2002-03 season. In his five full seasons as Providence bench boss (2003-08), the team compiled a 221-141-20-27 record (W-L-T-OT/SOL), including an AHL-best 55-18-3 record in the 2007-08 season, earning Gordon the Pieri Memorial Award as the AHL Coach of the Year.
Gordon began his coaching career with the International Hockey League’s Atlanta Knights from 1994-96, and then spent two seasons (1996-98) with the IHL’s Quebec Rafales. In 1998-99, he was named the head coach of the Roanoke Express of the East Coast Hockey League.
Gordon, a former goaltender, played four seasons (1982-1986) for the Boston College men’s ice hockey team. He enjoyed an eight year professional career following his graduation from Boston College, including a two-year NHL stint with the Quebec Nordiques (1989-91). As a player, he represented the U.S. twice internationally, first as a member of the 1991 U.S. Men’s National Team, and then as a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team.