Lindsay Hofford Joins Drive Hockey as Senior Advisor
TORONTO, July 17, 2023. Pro Hockey Development group, one of the largest and most notable hockey player development companies in the world, has partnered with Drive Hockey Analytics, choosing Drive as its next generation player skill analysis platform for future years. Under the agreement, experienced coach, scout and hockey expert, Lindsay Hofford, will join Drive Hockey as a Senior Advisor.
Lindsay is the CEO and Founder of Pro Hockey Development Group. Previous roles include Head Coach for the London Knights and Lethbridge Hurricanes, Director of Scouting for the Toronto Maple Leafs and London Knights, and Assistant GM for the Arizona Coyotes. Lindsay will advise Drive Hockey on building out an analytics-driven scouting and recruitment data service, and will help bring advance skill analysis to its top-competitive hockey player development programs.
“I’m very excited to be a part of developing a new technology that is going to help broaden players and coaches ability to improve their game, it will open up a whole new world for scouts and players to connect” says Lindsay.
Pro Hockey Development’s programs have been known to graduate players from Junior leagues across North America into the NHL and pro hockey globally. Pro Hockey Development hosts player evaluation and selection camps as well as competitive events. Their teams compete in notable tournaments across North America, winning numerous championships. The Drive Hockey Analytics System will support the competitive development of future hockey stars.
The Drive Hockey Analytics System uses advanced sensor technology to gather player performance data a rate of more than 3000 data points per second and uses proprietary AI to create insightful analytics for players and coaches to break down detailed skills, and improve player development and performance. It is currently available as a licensed system for associations to order, or as an affordable skill benchmarking service in a growing number of regions across North America.
“Drive Hockey’s analytics system was developed to enhance player development paths from amateur to the NHL. Lindsay brings a wealth of experience developing top players as a high-level coach and it is a pleasure to be working with him” says Mike Dahlstedt, CEO of Drive Hockey Analytics.
“Early on we identified scouting as a valuable market for Drive Hockey’s data, especially the ability to benchmark players across leagues and age brackets” states Mike. “As a former NHL scout, Lindsay will enable us to better tailor solutions to meet scouting needs.”
Adam Nathwani, COO Drive Hockey Analytics