Perry Elderbroom, the President and CEO of Gold in the Net, spent last season as the goaltending consultant for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL. The team had their most successful season ever, making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Blue Jackets goalies also set franchise records for goaltending statistics for the season. Freshman goaltender Steve Mason won the Calder trophy for Rookie of the Year and was the nominated for the Vezina trophy, for best goaltender in the NHL.
Perry thoroughly enjoyed his time in Columbus during the 2008-09 season; however, given his devotion to its program, he elected to remain at the helm of Gold in the Net and not return to Columbus. Perry would like to extend his best wishes to the entire Columbus Blue Jackets organization for the 2009-10 season.
“I have had the privilege of being involved in the game of hockey for most of my life. I have been developing goalies and establishing Gold in the Net for more than 24 years, and I am both thankful and honoured to have had the privilege of working with and meeting so many great people along the way.
When your only job is hockey and you have the opportunity to work with goalies all over the World at different levels, you can’t help but create the ultimate program for goalies everywhere. Gold in the Net has taught in Finland for more than 18 years, and I’m happy to say, has had a great impact on the way goalies are trained there, having worked with numerous national team goalies and lectures for the Finnish federation.”