Hockey Instructor at Wave Sports Centre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Jarret Reid was a professional hockey player in the 1990s and now works as a power skating hockey instructor at Wave Sports Centre in Burlington, Ontario.
Jarret rose to popularity in the 90’s when he was selected in the first round draft to play for the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Sault Greyhounds. While playing for the Greyhounds, Jarret lead the team to the coveted Memorial Cup three consecutive times, and brought the cup home after the 1992-93 tournament. This proved to be a momentous year for Jarret, who was also inducted into the OHL’s 50 Scorer list. This is a list of all OHL players who scored 50 goals or more in a single season. Jarret scored 53 goals in the 61 games he played that season.
After receiving the playoff MVP award and leading the league in scoring, as well as racking up 175 goals during his OHL career, it wouldn't be long before the NHL came calling. In 1993, Jarret was selected in the 5th round draft to play for the NHL’s Hartford Whalers (now known as the Carolina Hurricanes).
Following his time with the Whalers, Jarret went on to play in the American Hockey League (AHL) and various European leagues before returning to Canada. While overseas, Jarret realized he could transform his passion for playing hockey into a viable coaching career. He subsequently facilitated hockey skill camps and seminars in numerous countries, including in France, Germany, Denmark and Italy.
Upon his return, Jarret found he still yearned to be involved in the sport he had grown to love over his 15-year career. Jarret then officially swapped his player jersey for a coaching whistle and hasn’t looked back since.
As Director of Power Skating and Skill Development at the Wave Sports Centre in Burlington, Jarret Reid has helped Ontario’s growing number of young hockey players hone their craft, develop their skills, and learn respect for the game, while making them well-rounded players on and off the ice.
As a hockey coach, Jarret Reid is particularly passionate about teaching what’s called Power Skating. Power Skating is a hockey technique that focuses on increasing a hockey student’s comfort and efficiency on the ice. Skating, after all, is the foundation for success in hockey.