Strength & Conditioning Coach
Roger Takahashi enters his 13th season as the Canucks Strength and Conditioning Coach after joining the team in May 2003. His responsibilities include specialized hockey conditioning and nutrition programs in-season and off-season, as well as recovery programs for injured players to ensure they return to the Canucks line-up in top physical condition. In addition to training Canucks players, Takahashi is also responsible for overseeing the Canucks minor league affiliate, the Utica Comets and the club’s young prospects providing training skills, nutrition education and preparation at the elite NHL level. He is also responsible for overseeing sport science initiatives within the Human Performance Department.
Takahashi graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Science in 1989 and a Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology in 1991. He has written articles and given talks regarding injury prevention as well as sports training and has lectured at the university level at both Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. He is actively involved in the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey programs as well as being the Past-President of the Strength and Conditioning Association of Professional Hockey.
Takahashi was born and raised in Kamloops and now resides in Langley with his wife, four sons and their dogs. He is a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists, the Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia, the American Optometric Association Sports Vision Section, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.