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John Tortorella

Head Coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL

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John Tortorella Biography

John Robert Tortorella is an ice hockey coach and former player. He is the head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Before joining Columbus, he served as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks for the 2013-14 season after spending five seasons (2008-13) behind the bench of the New York Rangers, a stint highlighted by a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2011-12. Prior to the Rangers, Tortorella served as head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning for seven seasons (2000-08). In addition to leading the club to its first-ever Stanley Cup in 2004, Tampa Bay won the Southeast Division title for the second consecutive season while Tortorella was voted the Jack Adams Award recipient as the league’s top coach.

Over 14 seasons as an NHL head coach, Tortorella’s teams reached the post-season eight times; won three division titles; won two regular-season conference titles; won one playoff conference title; won one Stanley Cup; reached at least 90 points six times; reached at least 100 points twice; reached at least 40 wins five times; and reached 50 wins once. On three occasions he was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, receiving the award once.

Tortorella began his coaching career with the Virginia Lancers of the American Coast Hockey League (now ECHL) during the 1986-87 season. After leading the Lancers to the league championship in 1986-87 and garnering back-to-back Coach of the Year honors (1986-87, 1987-88), Tortorella was hired as an assistant coach with the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League for the 1988-89 season.

He became an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres the following season, and remained with the Sabres organization through the 1996-97 season. The Sabres named him the head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, prior to the 1995-96 season. His Rochester team won the Calder Cup in 1996 and followed that up with the best record in the AHL’s Northern Conference during the 1996-97 regular season.

Tortorella returned to the NHL in 1997 as an assistant with the Phoenix Coyotes, where he spent two seasons before joining the Rangers for the 1999-2000 campaign. He served as the Rangers’ interim head coach for the final four games of that season before joining the Lightning staff.

He also served as head coach of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Tortorella, who served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team that earned a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, will be representing the United States for the fourth time. Previously, Tortorella served as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Halifax and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He was also an associate coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2005 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria.

A Boston native, Tortorella began his playing career at Salem State College before transferring to the University of Maine. He spent three seasons with the Black Bears and was twice named an Eastern College Athletic Conference all-star. After playing in Sweden, Tortorella played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League with Virginia, Hampton Roads and Erie.

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John Tortorella Biography

John Robert Tortorella is an ice hockey coach and former player. He is the head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Before joining Columbus, he served as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks for the 2013-14 season after spending five seasons (2008-13) behind the bench of the New York Rangers, a stint highlighted by a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2011-12. Prior to the Rangers, Tortorella served as head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning for seven seasons (2000-08). In addition to leading the club to its first-ever Stanley Cup in 2004, Tampa Bay won the Southeast Division title for the second consecutive season while Tortorella was voted the Jack Adams Award recipient as the league’s top coach.

Over 14 seasons as an NHL head coach, Tortorella’s teams reached the post-season eight times; won three division titles; won two regular-season conference titles; won one playoff conference title; won one Stanley Cup; reached at least 90 points six times; reached at least 100 points twice; reached at least 40 wins five times; and reached 50 wins once. On three occasions he was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, receiving the award once.

Tortorella began his coaching career with the Virginia Lancers of the American Coast Hockey League (now ECHL) during the 1986-87 season. After leading the Lancers to the league championship in 1986-87 and garnering back-to-back Coach of the Year honors (1986-87, 1987-88), Tortorella was hired as an assistant coach with the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League for the 1988-89 season.

He became an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres the following season, and remained with the Sabres organization through the 1996-97 season. The Sabres named him the head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, prior to the 1995-96 season. His Rochester team won the Calder Cup in 1996 and followed that up with the best record in the AHL’s Northern Conference during the 1996-97 regular season.

Tortorella returned to the NHL in 1997 as an assistant with the Phoenix Coyotes, where he spent two seasons before joining the Rangers for the 1999-2000 campaign. He served as the Rangers’ interim head coach for the final four games of that season before joining the Lightning staff.

He also served as head coach of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Tortorella, who served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team that earned a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, will be representing the United States for the fourth time. Previously, Tortorella served as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Halifax and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He was also an associate coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2005 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria.

A Boston native, Tortorella began his playing career at Salem State College before transferring to the University of Maine. He spent three seasons with the Black Bears and was twice named an Eastern College Athletic Conference all-star. After playing in Sweden, Tortorella played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League with Virginia, Hampton Roads and Erie.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Tortorella for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for John Tortorella, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Tortorella or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Tortorella?

    Booking fees for John Tortorella, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Tortorella, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Tortorella?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Tortorella for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Tortorella for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Tortorella or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Tortorella or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Tortorella is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Tortorella for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. John Tortorella generally travels from Valrico, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sergio Garcia, Mike Modano, Jim Furyk, Jordan Spieth and John Harbaugh. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Tortorella for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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