September 27, 2017

Q&A with Featured Member: Kevin Dahl

Kevin Dahl

Co-Founder, CEO of NexGoal LLC & President of VIKTRE Careers LLC

Where did you grow up?

Thunder Bay, Ontario

What is your hockey history?

I have played defense for a lot of teams at various levels:

  • Minor hockey in Thunder Bay
  • Stratford Cullitons Jr. B
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Drafted by Montreal Canadiens (1988)
  • Silver medalist in the Olympics, representing Canada (1992)
  • NHL, including Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Bluejackets
  • IHL, including Salt Lake Golden Eagles, Chicago Wolves (2 Turner Cups, 3-time All Star), Las Vegas Thunder (1-time All Star)
  • AHL, including Fredericton Canadians and Saint John Flames
  • ECHL, including Winston Salem Thunderbirds
  • DEL Nurnberg Ice Tigers


What business are you in now?

I am the co-founder and CEO of NexGoal, a corporate recruiting firm placing athletes in careers. We recruit the highest-quality-athlete candidates for businesses seeking competitively driven talent for their corporate teams. I am also president of VIKTRE Careers LLC, an online career services portal for pro and Olympic athletes.

How has hockey helped you achieve success?

Hockey has taught me valuable lessons I have used to build my career and my business:

  • Persistence. Start at the bottom and keep moving up.
  • Work ethic. It takes hard work to be successful.
  • Coach’s perspective. You always can learn more.
  • Drive. I love to win.
  • Never quit.
  • Leadership.

Can you share a few fun facts about yourself?

In addition to playing hockey of course, I love to golf and fish. My favorite foods are steak and pierogies.

How can other HPIB members contact you or learn more about your business?

Phone: 877-2-NexGoal