A development program that creates opportunity

An extension of the NHL/NHLPA’s Player Development Programs, the League and Players’ Association have partnered to create the Core Development Program (CDP) , an athlete development model and program that is relevant to NHL Players and unique to Player Development in the professional sports world.

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A development program that creates opportunity

An extension of the NHL/NHLPA’s Player Development Programs, the League and Players’ Association have partnered to create the Core Development Program (CDP) , an athlete development model and program that is relevant to NHL Players and unique to Player Development in the professional sports world.

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The CORE development program not only helped me identify my interests, but also helped me acquire the necessary skills to work in that industry while making important connections that made my transition significantly smoother than I was anticipating.
– B. J. Crombeen
The CORE development program not only helped me identify my interests, but also helped me acquire the necessary skills to work in that industry while making important connections that made my transition significantly smoother than I was anticipating.
– B. J. Crombeen
Designed to help you leverage your hockey career
Here you will find information pertaining to the services and resources provided by the NHL and NHLPA’s Core program. The Core program has been designed to help you leverage your hockey career, enhance your interests beyond the game and impact your on ice performance positively.
How to Get involved

In order for a Player to participate in the Core Development Program, he may contact his NHLPA team DPR’s or contact the NHL.

Once a player has contacted the program he will speak with the primary CDP managers. After an initial phone consultation, players will be asked to participate in a short initial introductory interview and assessment process. The information collected by the CDP manager will be used to create a customized Player Action Plan. The Player Action Plan will be executed using the CDP’s assessment methodology and resources specific to meet the needs of the Player.

Player participation is based on their own schedules, needs and objectives. There are no mandatory time commitments for a player to participate in the CDP.