Dan Bittle


Dan Bittle | Apex Skating
Bio / Story

As the Managing Partner of Apex Hockey USA, Dan Bittle oversees the company’s operations in the United States from his base in Los Angeles, California. In addition to his role in managing US operations, Dan takes charge of the business’s marketing and social media strategies. Before venturing into the sports industry, he accumulated experience in corporate communications, where he maintained branding standards for Fortune 500 clients at a boutique advertising agency.

Possessing an academic background in sport science, Dan has played a pivotal role in developing athletes at various levels, including Junior A, major junior, AHL, and NHL. His involvement as a fitness evaluation consultant for NHL Central Scouting at the NHL Scouting Combine from 2011 to 2015 showcases his commitment to the field. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania.

His diverse experience includes roles as a strength coach and video coach at both the Junior A and CIS University levels. Notably, he contributed to the Gloucester Rangers Junior A Hockey Club of the CCHL and the University of Ottawa Men’s Hockey Team. At the NHL level, Dan served as a skating consultant for the Boston Bruins organization during the 2015 Development Camp and the 2015-2016 season. In the subsequent years, he continued to make an impact as a skating consultant for the Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) and the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL Development Affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings) during the 2017-2018 season. Most recently, Dan served as an assistant coach for the UCLA Bruins men’s hockey team for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons.