Hurricanes’ Bill Peters to be among NHL’s sharpest-dressed coaches

Chris Baird, Triangle Sports Network

From Staff Reports

RALEIGH, N.C. – If you’ve ever wondered where Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters gets his game attire from, know that it comes to him, and he has many options to select from to get the crisp collars and defined lines that he stands with behind the bench.

On Wednesday, in a prepared release, Men’s Wearhouse announced a two-year agreement with the National Hockey League Coaches Association (NHLCA) to dress head coaches in Joseph Abboud Custom suits for the 2017-2018 season, and be the Official Custom Suit Provider to the NHL Coaches.

The company will be outfitting Peters, a member of the NHLCA executive committee, among a group of 20 head coaches, in Joseph Abboud Custom tailored suits.

He, along with the other bench bosses have personally styled their clothing for the season according to their taste and style.

In addition to making preparations for training over the summer months, Peters and the other coaches were measured at various Men’s Wearhouse stores nationwide and were able to select from over 150 fabric swatches, various silhouettes and range of style options.

Each coach will receive 10 Joseph Abboud Custom suits and ties for the season, so for those who track Peters’ fashion presence, look to see how and what combos he uses throughout the season.

Fellow head coach Ken Hitchcock of the Dallas Stars pointed out the importance of NHL head coaches dressing the part.

“When you have 82 games a season, it’s important to look professional and have confidence on the sidelines,” he said.

“We’re honored to have this partnership with an American designer, with American-made product.”

NHL head coaches participating in the program include:

  • Jared Bednar, Colorado Avalanche
  • John Hynes, New Jersey Devils
  • Jeff Blashill, Detroit Red Wings
  • Peter Laviolette, Nashville Predators
  • Guy Boucher, Ottawa Senators
  • Bill Peters, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Bruce Boudreau, Minnesota Wild
  • Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Bob Boughner, Florida Panthers
  • John Stevens, Los Angeles Kings
  • Bruce Cassidy, Boston Bruins
  • Mike Sullivan, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Peter DeBoer, San Jose Sharks
  • John Tortorella, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Gerard Gallant , Vegas Golden Knights
  • Barry Trotz, Washington Capitals
  • Travis Green, Vancouver Canucks
  • Mike Yeo, St. Louis Blues
  • Glen Gulutzan, Calgary Flames
  •  Ken Hitchcock, Dallas Stars

Here, you take it

As part of a philanthropic connection to the program, the coaches will also be giving back by participating in the annual Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive in July.

Men’s Wearhouse collects gently used professional clothing for Americans transitioning back into the workforce.

Men’s Wearhouse partners with over 170 non-profit organizations across the country to help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance.

Each coach will donate a piece of professional clothing to a Men’s Wearhouse store in July.

“It’s important to give back to the community and this is a great way to help Americans get back into the workforce so I’m happy to be a part of it,” Barry Trotz, head coach of the Washington Capitals said.

Is that real velvet?

All Joseph Abboud tailored clothing is manufactured in America at the company’s factory in New Bedford, Mass.

Joseph Abboud Custom clothing is available at Men’s Wearhouse stores nationwide.

So, if you want to be as sharp-dressed as Bill Peters and other NHL coaches, look for more information on Joseph Abboud Custom at