Charlie Burns, Minnesota NorthStars (1969-1970).
Craig MacTavish was the last "bare-headed" NHL player. He retired after the 1996-97 season and is currently the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
Yes and no. Billy Coutu was the first player to receive a lifetime suspension from the NHL. That suspension was for slugging a referee, not a coach.
The trainers or coach will give him his salary
Craig MacTavish was the last NHL player to play without a helmet. He played for the Edmonton Oilers during many of the Gretzky years. He also played for the New York Rangers. He spent about 7 seasons as the Edmonton Oilers head coach. He now is a regular on TV as a hockey analist mainly for NHL and International hockey.
I have no idea who the last five players were, but the very last one was Craig MacTavish, who is the current head coach of the Edmonton Oilers. His last season was with the St. Louis Blues in 1996/97. When he retired at the end of that season he was the last player to not wear a helmet.
Nathan Jones, He started playing in 1956 and then started coaching in 1978. He has now sadly stopped coaching and has retired to his family home in Tenby.