Thomas Speer, in his first season as the goaltending coach for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, is serving as the goaltending coach for the 2023 U.S. Men’s National Team.
Prior to joining the Sharks, Speer worked three seasons (2019-22) for the NHL’s Calgary Flames as the team’s development goalie coach.
Speer was USA Hockey’s national goaltending coach from 2017-19, including working with the netminders of both the U.S. Under-17 and Under-18 Teams at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program from 2017-2019. He also served as the goaltending coach for the silver medal-winning U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team at the 2018 IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship.
Prior to joining USA Hockey, Speer worked as director of amateur goaltending for the Dallas Stars; as a goalie development coordinator for USA Hockey in Texas and Oklahoma; and as director of camp development and personnel for Elite Goalies in Allen, Texas. He also served as a goaltending coach for the Allen Americans of the ECHL for four seasons.