Jarret Reid played for teams in North America and Europe during the course of his 15-year career in professional hockey.
He has since hung up his player’s jersey, but is still very much in the game as a hockey instructor and coach at Wave Sports Centre in Burlington, Ontario.
Jarret’s hockey career began in the 1990s. He was a first round draft pick for the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Sault Greyhounds in Sault Ste. Marie. Jarret led the Greyhounds to three Memorial Cup appearance and won the cup while playing against the Peterborough Petes in 1993.
Jarret scored 53 goals during the season’s 61 games in 1992, which earned him a spot on the OHL’s 50 Scorer list.
Jarret scored a total of 175 goals during his OHL career and led the league in scoring.
In 1993, he earned the MVP award in the regular season and playoffs.
Rookie honors include membership in the Under 18 Team Canada and Scholastic Player of the Year for all three seasons from 1990-1993.
In 1992, Jarret moved to the National Hockey League (NHL) and was chosen in the 5th round draft for the former Hartford Whalers (now the Carolina Hurricanes). He then went on to play in the American Hockey League and several European leagues.
While in Europe, Jarret began considering transitioning to coaching, so that he could transform his years of experience as a player and his passion for hockey into a new career. He facilitated hockey skill camps and seminars in France, Germany, Denmark and Italy.
When he returned to Canada, Jarret decided to switch hats from player to coach and teacher.
Since 2005, he’s been director of Power Skating and Skill Development at Wave Sports Centre in Burlington.
At Wave Sports Centre, Jarret shows Ontario’s next generation of young hockey players how to develop skills, hone their craft and learn respect for the game. His goal is to make his students well-rounded players both on and off the ice.
He’s particularly passionate about teaching the fine points of Power Skating. Power Skating is a hockey technique designed to increase a player’s comfort and efficiency on the ice. It emphasizes reaction time, lateral movement, acceleration, stickhandling and puck control.
Jarret also serves as head of development for the Jr. Cougars Hockey training program in Burlington, Ontario and has certification in Power Edge Pro stickhandling and Bukac Czech training.
He has been married since 2004 and has two children.
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