Lars Hepso joined the Coyotes on June 28, 2018 as the Coyotes’ Skating Coach.
Hepso is the Founder & President of Skate with Power. The 26-year-old will work with all
Coyotes players at the NHL, AHL and junior levels as the organization’s skating coach.
Hepso has worked with players at many levels in both North America as well as Europe
including several current and former NHL players such as Matthew Barzal, Danton Heinen and
The Penticton, BC native is in his ninth year as a skating instructor and graduated with a
business management degree from UBC Okanagan.
Coordinator, Skill Development, Assistant Director of Special Projects
Jeff Ulmer was named as Coordinator, Skill
Development, Assistant Director of Special
Projects for the Coyotes on June 28, 2018.
The 41-year-old Ulmer comes to Arizona in
the first combined skills and video position in
the NHL. The former forward played 19 seasons
and over 1,000 games of professional hockey
from 1999-2018. He finished his career having
played in 800-plus consecutive games.
The Regina, Saskatchewan native spent
parts of the 2000-01 season with the New
York Rangers when he recorded 3-0-3
in 21 games. He also played in over 250
games in the American Hockey League with
four teams. He competed internationally
with Team Canada in several tournaments
and played over 700 games throughout
European leagues including the KHL, SHL,
Liiga and the NLA.
A graduate of the University of North Dakota,
Ulmer won an NCAA championship with the
team in 1997. While playing professionally in
Europe, he obtained his Hockey Canada Skills
Coach certification and took management
and language courses to add to his education.
He has worked as a volunteer skills coach
for players and teams and runs clinics for
players and coaches.
Jeff and his wife, Robyn, have a daughter