A friend passed along this most interesting Montreal Gazette article from earlier this year. I highly recommend you read it.
“For the third time in his nine-year Ontario Hockey League coaching career, Hunter is the winner of Matt Leyden Trophy as the league’s coach of the year . . .
Speculation has surrounded Hunter for the past few years that his time in the OHL is growing short, and a job is waiting for him at the National Hockey League level.
“Definitely at some point in the future. One thing I didn’t do as a player was win the Stanley Cup so I think in the future, given the right situation, I would go and take a shot at coaching in the National Hockey League,” Hunter said Thursday . . .
Logically, the next step for Dale Hunter — who played 19 seasons in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, and Colorado Avalanche — is a job in the big league.
Hunter said to take the leap, the situation would have to be right.
“To coach somewhere I believe you, as the coach, and the GM and the coaching staff and the owners are one big family and you’re one big goal is to win,” said Hunter.