Where do NHL referees and linesmen come from?

NHL Officiating manager Al Kimmel joined Bruins Academy to answer that question.  Jump ahead to 10:20 to get right to the zebra-related content:

 

We spoke with Kimmel last summer about identifying officials before they reach the pro ranks, via the NHL Officiating Exposure Combine. ┬áMost of the league’s new hires have participated in the league’s sumer camp prior to signing an NHL contract.