Founder Brian Keane

Prodigy Hockey “Where Prodigies Aren’t Born, they Are Made”

My name is Brian Keane and I am the founder of Prodigy Hockey. Through our online and off line programming, we want to give players and coaches the opportunities to realize their potential. We study today’s top players, scientific research and utilize our own experiences to provide our students with the best information possible! Our staff has a true passion for the game of hockey and we are driven to help develop hockey players of all ages and skill levels.

Brian’s Current Roles 

Consultant With The Chicago Blackhawks 19′ – Present

Player Development Director, Fifth Third Ice Arena 19′ – Present

Skill Development Director, Chicago Mission 19′ – Present

Development Philosophy

At Prodigy, we create an environment for dedicated hockey players to discover their true potential on and off the ice. Our curriculum molds players to be adaptable, intelligent, skilled, and most importantly, people of high character. We use a blend of on ice development, sports psychology, video, and quantitative analysis to track the acquisition of the attributes needed to have success at the highest levels. All of our programming is based on the latest research in skill acquisition and sports science. We’re trusted by the NHL’s brightest stars, all the way to beginners.  More info on our Philosophy, https://www.prodigy-hockey.com/coaches-corner/prodigy-hockey-development-philosophy-faq/

Notable Clients Include:

Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
Vinnie Hinostroza (Arizona Coyotes)
Brandon Saad (Chicago Blackhawks)
Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)
Connor Murphy (Chicago Blackhawks)
Dylan Strome (Chicago Blackhawks)
Alex Debrincat (Chicago Blackhawks)                                                                                 JT Compher (Colorado Avalanche)
Ryan Hartman (Minnesota Wild)
Connor Carrick (New Jersey Devils)
Jake McCabe (Buffalo Sabres)                                                                                   Brandon Pirri (Vegas Golden Knights)
Andy Miele (Philadelphia Flyers)
Conor Allen (Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville Predators)
John Moore (Boston Bruins)
Ryan Bourque (Hartford Wolf Pack, New York Rangers)                                                                  Tommy Olczyk (Div 1 Penn State)
Karch Bachman (Div 1, Miami)
Max Kalter (Div 1 UConn)
Adam Baughman (Div 1 Harvard)
James Sanchez (Div 1, Arizona State)
Jack Drury (Div 1 Harvard, Caroline Hurricanes Draft Pick)
Joe Widmar (Div 1 Umass)
Stuart Pomeroy (Div 1 Princeton)
Tim Lappin (Brown)
Cole Coskey (OHL, New York Islanders Draft Pick)                                                                                 Jack Devine (NTDP, Denver Commit) Simon Motew (OHL), Sean Behrens (NTDP, Denver Commit), Hank Kempf (USHL, Cornell Commit), Wyatt Schingoethe (USHL, Denver Commit), Lachlan Getz (Prep, Miami Commit)

Prodigy In The Media

How local development coach Brian Keane went from the Wall Street Journal to training NHL players
https://theathletic.com/110898/2017/09/26/local-development-coach-brian-keane-helping-nhl-players-get-a-step-ahead-of-the-competition/

One one One With Patrick Kane

https://www.nhl.com/blackhawks/fans/blackhawks-insider

Brandon Saad enjoying career year, thankful his consistency finally is being rewardedhttps://chicago.suntimes.com/blackhawks/2019/12/16/21024330/chicago-blackhawks-brandon-saad-goals-best-season

Powers Points: How Brandon Saad is working to get puck luck back on his side
https://theathletic.com/470501/2018/08/13/powers-points-how-brandon-saad-is-working-to-get-puck-luck-back-on-his-side/

Breakaway blues: Chance-generating machine Brandon Saad fighting to find the finish
https://theathletic.com/1445832/2019/12/10/breakaway-blues-chance-generating-machine-brandon-saad-fighting-to-find-the-finish/?source=shared-article

Powers Points: Blackhawks should be able to avoid a cap overage, while Jonathan Toews’ offseason work translates
https://theathletic.com/583060/2018/10/11/powers-points-blackhawks-should-be-able-to-avoid-a-cap-overage-this-season/

Pirri finding stability with Golden Knights

https://www.nhl.com/news/brandon-pirri-excited-about-opportunity-with-vegas/c-308341170

The Wraparound: How the Blackhawks put together their first three-game winning streak
https://theathletic.com/729539/2018/12/22/the-wraparound-how-the-blackhawks-put-together-their-first-three-game-winning-streak/

‘It’s fun to prove people wrong’: Blackhawks center Dylan Strome doesn’t plan on regressing
https://theathletic.com/1129047/2019/08/12/its-fun-to-prove-people-wrong-blackhawks-center-dylan-strome-doesnt-plan-on-regressing/?source=shared-article

CPHL League Announcement

https://www.chicagoprohockeyleague.com/about-cphl/news/announcing-new-chicago-pro-hockey-league-summer-mb-ice-arena-chicago-blackhawks

Kane, Hinostroza help raise $100,000 at charity game

https://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20170805/kane-hinostroza-help-raise-100000-at-charity-game

Vinnie Hinostroza training with Patrick Kane to help elevate game going into ‘prove-it’ year with Blackhawks

https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/chicago-blackhawks/vinnie-hinostroza-training-patrick-kane-help-elevate-game-going-prove-it-year