Day: August 27, 2014

How Much Are NHL Referees Paid?

Officiating in the NHL is a highly-competitive, high-pressure job. NHL referees and linesmen put up with rowdy players and rowdier fans, both quick to criticize their on ice performance.  It’s a thankless job, one where your best night means you go unnoticed on the ice.  “You’re not out there to be noticed,” said linesman Brian Murphy. “No one at the end of the day is going to tell you that you did a good job.” One controversial call, though, and all eyes are on you.   Away from the screaming coaches, shouting fans, and argumentative players, league officials are subject...

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NHL Promotes Referee Graham Skilliter

  NHL referee Graham Skilliter has been promoted to full-time NHL referee. The Saskatoon native was hired by the NHL in 2011 and assigned to the AHL, where he spent the majority of the past three seasons. He officiated his first NHL game on January 28, 2013 (Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers, with referee Brad Watson and linesmen Mark Wheler and Jay Sharrers) before going on to work five more games in the lockout-shortened 2014 season. He worked 22 games in 2013-14, averaging 3.6 minors per game and 10.9 PIM per game — both near league averages.  He called...

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