Theodore John Nolan (born April 7, 1958 in the Garden River Ojibwa First Nation Reserve outside of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional hockey left winger and coach. He played 3 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. He also coached for the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders, after serving as assistant coach for one season with the Hartford Whalers. He is currently the head coach of Latvia men's national ice hockey team.
Nolan and his wife Sandra are the parents of Brandon Nolan, a Vancouver Canucks draft pick who last played for the AHL's Albany River Rats, and Jordan Nolan, a winger currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings.
Ted is very active in his foundation, the Ted Nolan Foundation “Through the philosophy of healthy lifestyle, the Ted Nolan Foundation is committed to the healing process to renew and revitalize the mind, body and spirit of our young people. We will explore to help us train a new cadre of Aboriginal leaders today, to take their rightful place in Canadian society tomorrow. We will help develop programs at the community level for First Nations youth in communities no matter how isolated or poverty stricken. We will raise scholarship funds for First Nation women wishing to complete their education.”
The Ted Nolan Foundation has recently partnered with the Tim Hortons Children's Foundation. As part of a five-year partnership between the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation and the Ted Nolan Foundation, each year 50 more aboriginal kids will go to the camp for a leadership program catering to aboriginal youth.