A native of Oslo, Norway, who played at UMass Lowell, Kim Brandvold is a director for Dynamic Skating and skating and skills coach for the Boston Bruins, working with prospects in Providence and full-time players in Boston.
Brandvold tutors players of all ages and abilities and is passionate about teaching the game. NEHJ contributor Billy Jaffe sat down with Brandvold to chat player development and other hockey topics.
Billy Jaffe: How does one become an NHL skills coach?
Kim Brandvold: I started under Paul Vincent, who most people know from this area. He has run camps for a long time and worked in the NHL for a long time. I kind of leaned the ropes that way. He has a particular system that he runs in terms of the skating portion of it and the skills as well. You get an education from that.