NHL Club Events

Take a look inside Future Goals™, and watch the program come to life! Below is a glimpse into what NHL member Clubs are doing in communities across North America. Scroll to find links to in-person event recaps and recordings from Future Goals™ virtual events.

Future Goals in the Community

Nashville Field Day

Nashville Field Day

In Fall 2022, middle school students from John Early Middle School, actively engaged in Future Goals Hockey Scholar™, Character Playbook, & Actions Matter, were treated to a unique Field Day. This event, hosted by the Nashville Predators, Tennessee Titans, and Nashville FC, brought STEM education, social and emotional learning, and character development lessons to life through sports. The day served as a vivid demonstration of how these key educational concepts can be integrated into sports and everyday activities.

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Ice Lynd

Students from Ottawa school districts had a unique opportunity to interact with Aaron Robinson, Director of Fan and Community Development at the Ottawa Senators, and Chris Neil, a former Senator and entrepreneur. The event centered around a Q&A session, where Neil shared insights about Ice Lynd, his recently developed five-kilometre skating loop and outdoor rink.


The students, armed with their pre-submitted questions, gained valuable knowledge about the intersection of sports and community development. This engaging session successfully bridged the gap between sports enthusiasts and the real-world application of sports infrastructure development.

Inside Climate Pledge Arena

Inside Climate Pledge Area

Dive into an exclusive virtual exploration of Climate Pledge Arena. This event provided students with a unique perspective on the arena's advanced sustainability efforts, emphasizing the pivotal role of STEM in shaping a sustainable future.


The event was further enriched by a Q&A with Everett Fitzhugh, a groundbreaking broadcaster for the Seattle Kraken. Fitzhugh recounted his inspiring journey, highlighting the challenges he's surmounted within the NHL. This video is a compelling tribute to the transformative power of STEM and the significance of tenacity in breaking down barriers.

Virtual Women in STEAM Panel

Virtual Women in STEAM Panel

Teachers and students virtually joined representatives from the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues for a 50-minute panel discussion + Q&A celebrating Women’s History Month!  Students from schools across North America logged on to hear from an All-Star lineup of guests discuss their careers, game-day responsibilities, and how they got into their line of work! 

Edmonton Oilers Vital Signs

Virtual Edmonton Oilers Vital Signs

On Thursday, February 23d, the Edmonton Oilers hosted the second iteration of the Virtual Vital Signs Event!

Former Oilers Player and current broadcaster, Jason Strudwick, hosted the event alongside Terrance Wold, Student Trainer with a special guest appearance by the team mascot, Hunter!

Jason and Terrance brought the students through a series of exercises to teach them about heart rate and the science behind hockey. 

Seattle Pi Day

Seattle Pi Day

In March 2023, James Madison Middle School hosted a Women's History Month and Pi Day event, promoting STEM careers. Esteemed guests included Nick Beatty from Electronic Arts, Tina Nagel from Seattle Kraken, and Aliya Schenck from Seattle Seahawks.


The 8th-grade Math Empowerment class engaged with these professionals, gaining insights on STEAM representation. The event featured an interactive Q&A, and video testimonials discussing the alignment of the event's activities with STEAM education and career development.

Calgary Flames Arena Tour

Calgary Flames Arena Tour

During the winter of 2023, Riverside students and teachers embarked on an enlightening field trip to the Scotiabank Saddledome. They explored the intersection of STEM and sports, interacting with notable members of the Calgary Flames team, including Mason Raymond, Coach Darryl Sutter, Flames TV Host Brendan Parker, and Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Johnston.  


This unique experience highlighted the integral role of science and math in sports-related professions, demonstrating how STEM principles come to life in the dynamic world of sports. The event successfully engaged students and inspired a deeper appreciation for the relevance of STEM in our everyday lives. 

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Colorado Avalanche STEM Day presented by Kiewit

On January 25th, Kiewit partnered with the Colorado Avalanche to take the Future Goals™ learnings to the next level by inviting 75 7th-grade students from Bell Middle School in Golden, Colorado to Ball Arena to experience the STEM in action!  The students were surprised with a special guest appearance from Avalanche captain, Gabe Landeskog.  After a fun STEM trivia session with Gabe, the students made their way to off-ice stations rotating through the four different experiences: Zamboni, Engineering and Broadcast and Media.  Once the tour concluded, students enjoyed lunch while watching the team practice.

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San Jose Sharks STEM Day Presented by SAP

On March 6, 2023, local San Jose students experienced STEM Day on Ice with the San Jose Sharks presented by SAP. The day started with a STEM Career talk with an all-female panel from the Sharks and SAP. After strapping on cleats, they walked out on the ice to experience Zambonis, shooting, angles, and friction/force stations. When they came up to the concourse, they got to experiment speed, gear, trivia, and Canine Companions stations. The event concluded with a workbook and lunch provided by SAP. 
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Edmonton Oilers STEM Day

On March 5th, the Edmonton Oilers welcomed 150 Future Goals™ students from Parkallen and Brookside schools to Rogers Place for STEM Day on the ice! The day consisted of 5 stations bringing the Hockey Scholar program to life. As the students rotated through the various stations, they connected their learnings from the classroom to what takes place on and off the ice within the sport.  This was the first time we have hosted this event since pre-pandemic (2020) and the teachers and students were so thrilled to be a part of the day – they even got to sneak a picture from behind the bench!

Florida Panthers STEM Day

On Wednesday, April 17, the Florida Panthers welcomed students from Broward County Schools to Amerant Bank Arena to experience the real-world skills they learned in Future Goals Hockey Scholar. Students heard from a variety of Panthers employees who spoke about their careers in social media, finance, and data collection. Students also got to try on hockey gear and learn the science behind how it's made and protects players. 

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