Pertti Hasanen has been hired as a full time Development and skills coach by New Jersey Devils. His primary role is to help run skills sessions for prospects to help develop players into future NHL-ers.
The jump from the AHL to the NHL is a big one that is only made easier with time and experience. However, it is crucial for these players to put in the hard work in developing all aspects of their game for when that time comes. Pertti’s job is to help these players hone their skills in specialized areas that will allow them to be successful at the next level.
This same process remains true at all levels, whether that be from youth hockey to high school or high school to college. The game is always changing the higher you go. It is your job to be proactive in developing your game so that the transition will be quick. It is our job as a skills development camp to help you with this process so that you are ready for these jumps.