Piero Greco

The New Age of Goaltending

In todays game, Piero teaches a lot of modern day goaltending consisting of proper butterfly technique, rebound control, recoveries, and good agility.

A strong point in today’s game a goalie must learn to maintain proper composure and remain patient at all times.

Piero is the current goalie coach to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League and is consulted by many NHL, NCAA, OHL, OPJHL teams. Many NHL agents and scouts consult with him to find out who’s up and coming and who is on his radar screen. The Pro’s turn to Piero because they know the dedication, hard work and work ethics he expects and gets out of his goalies.

Current Occupation – 2018-Present: NHL New York Islanders Goaltender Coach

– Full time goalie coach for Toronto Marlies
– Piero Greco Goalie School owner and operator

Playing Experience

3+ years Junior in the Ontario Hockey League:
– 1985-86: Sudbury Wolves
– 1986-87: Belleville Bulls
– 1986-88: Toronto Marlboros

12 years professionally in Europe:
– 1990-1994 Hockey Club Fiemme, Italy 1st division
– 1994-1995 Hockey Club Varese, Italy 1st division
– 1995-1996 Hockey Club Brunico, Italy 1st division
– 1996-1998 Sheffield Steelers, England Super League
– 1998-1999 Vipiteno Broncos, Italy 1st division
– 1999-2000 Hockey Club Vienna, Austria Elite League
– 2000-2002 Hockey Club Renon, Italy 1st division

Coaching Experience

– 2002-2004 Goaltender Coach, Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
– 2004-2010 Goaltender Coach, Barrie Colts (OHL)
– 2004-2009 Goaltender Coach, Aurora Tigers (Junior A)
– 2007 Royal Bank Cup Canadian Champions
– 2007 Goaltender Consultant Team Ontario U17 Gold Medallist
– 2009 Goaltender Consultant Team Ontario U17 Gold Medallist
– 2009 Goaltender Consultant Italian National Team Group B World Championship Gold Medal
– 2010-2013 Goaltender Coach, Kitchener Rangers
– 2013 Hockey Canada Summer Development Camp
– 2013-2018 Goaltender Coach, Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Р2018-Present Goaltender Coach, New York Islanders (NHL)

Goaltending Philosophy

– Consistent encouragement, in a positive environment, while pushing goalies to excel.
– Adjusting to goalies development needs, adapting to their strengths utilizing methods to make them achieve consistency in their game.
– Methods supported through video as well as working with each individual to increase mental focus and toughness.
– Hard work, dedication, and setting team and individual goals are the key to overall success.