Our Philosophy

We are totally committed to the improvement and success
of each young hockey player we have had the honor of working with.

We truly want to help players master the ability to shoot the

puck along with grow a deep confidence in the process.

Positive (Reinforcement & Thinking) + Consistency = Productivity.




  • 1977-1979 Irondale High School
  • 1979 – Hockey All State, Leading Scorer in the State
  • Played Hockey at the University of Minnesota 1979-1983
  • Played in two NCAA Hockey final fours.
  • 1982-83 WCHA Scoring Champion – Nations Leading Scorer
    • 44 Goals – 48 Assists – 92 points.
  • 1984 Played on US Olympic Hockey Team (second leading scorer)
  • 1984-1994 Played In NHL for three different teams; Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings.
  • 1985-86 Scored 43 Goals with Minnesota North Stars
  • 1994 Ended my playing career with Los Angeles. Was fortunate enough to play my last five years with Wayne Gretzky.
  • Co-Coached Blaine High School Hockey Team 1996-2000
  • Made it to State Tournament 3 Out of the 5 years.
  • 1999 AA Consolation Champions, 2000 State AA Champions
  • 2000 Minnesota State High School Hockey Coach of the year
  • 1994-2023 Professional Hockey Shooting Instructor – worked with over 10,000 young hockey players with individual shooting lessons, & over 15,000 Young hockey players in my Shooting & Scoring Schools.
  • 29 years Teaching Individual Shooting Lessons
  • Have worked with over 500 NHL and Division 1 Hockey Players.
  • Shooting Instructor for the Minnesota Wild Rookie camp.
Bjugstad Hockey


Jesse, has been a student himself since he was young player, while also enjoying a successful playing career of his own. Some of his highlights include:

  • Drafted in the USHL draft
  • Played in Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament 2016.

  • Made and played in 2016 National camp.

  • Ranked in central scouting top 100 North American skaters during draft year.
  • Taught over 500 individual shooting lessons, in the last 4 years.

Jesse, pivoted by partnering with his dad (Scott Bjugstad), integrating the many years of playing, and the hours of observing his dad into a personalized style of teaching players of all ages highlighted by a special knack for creatively engaging younger players with his contagious smile and positive energy.

Jesse, introduces the players he coaches to state of the art drills, that mirror the challenges inherent in competition, forcing players to work through these challenges so they can confidently and boldly succeed in their games.

Many players have said “Jesse has a way of challenging me to get better with drills that are challenging but also fun”.


Jesse is very knowledgable about shooting and all of the technique/mechanics that goes into improving your shot. He not only teaches you the fundamental skills but is also always incorporating new challenge drills and other fun exercises that keep you engaged and wanting to get better. One of my favorite things with Jesse is doing mini competitions or other games throughout the lesson. He keeps it fun and engaging during the lesson.


– Grace Zumwinkle – (Played 5 Years at University of Minnesota,Played on the 2022 Olympic Team)


Jesse is a very smart and interactive coach. He sees things that others may not and is very creative with what he brings on and off the ice. He brings a level of fun within his coaching style. His drills are innovative and have helped me grow in all aspects of my game. Jesse is the best and I would not be the player I am without him.


– Emily Zumwinkle- (University of Minnesota Defenseman)


For me Jesse always makes shooting lessons super fun and I’m always excited to go when he’s there. From his funny conversations to unique and creative drills, I always know I’m know going to get a lot out of the lessons. He’s able to pick up and critique me on fine tune details when I’m shooting and each time I notice immediate positive changes.


– Lindzi Avar-(Minnetonka High School ) (Cornell Recruit attending 2024)