Our Most Valuable Teacher Program

January 2021 - March 2021

This Most Valuable Teacher program allows us to celebrate our everyday heroes in the classroom, our teachers, who do so much for our children every single day. Students, faculty, administrators and parents can all show support for their favorite teacher by going online and voting.

Future Goals™ Most Valuable Teacher Program presented by SAP logo

Teachers stepped up for us this year, now let's step up for them! Each month, January - March, there will be 20 Future Goals teachers in the running for the NHL's Most Valuable Teacher program.

Visit NHL.com/MVT to cast your vote today! 

The winner of the January 2021 Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher of the Year was Pittsburgh Penguins Future Goals Teacher, Anthony Burns!

To learn more about Anthony, click here.


In the 2019-2020 School Year, the NHL & NHLPA Recognized 36 Teachers for Their Commitment to STEM Education.


Know someone you want to nominate to be Most Valuable Teacher? Click here!

The 3 finalists for the 2020 MVT program were: 

Joan Kilban, Plymouth River Elementary School (Hingham, MA)

Jennifer Armstrong, Owen J. Roberts Middle School (Pottstown, PA) 

Megan Campadel, Avonworth Middle School (Pittsburgh, PA)  

The New Jersey Devils defenseman-turned NHL pause game-show host, PK Subban met all three MVT finalists on Hat Trick Trivia!  

The Winner of the 2020 Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher of the Year presented by SAP was Boston Bruins Future Goals Teacher, Joan Kilban! To learn more about Joan, click here! 

All teachers participating in the Future Goals program are eligible to be nominated for the Most Valuable Teacher program, get started today by clicking here! 

What did teachers have to say about this program last year? 

I completed the information form thinking MVT could be a chance to highlight the schools, programs, and partners I work with. The most meaningful part of this recognition has been the kind words and stories from students and parents about the positive impact the PE program, school, and partnerships I work toward have had.

- MVT Nominee 19-20 School Year

I felt so honoured to be recognized for blending by three loves: teaching, technology and hockey.

- MVT Nominee 19-20 School Year