NHL Starts 2017-18 Season With Six New Officials

Six new officials – two referees and four linesmen – will be joining the NHL ranks for the 2017-18 season. Referees Corey Syvret #42* Syvret, 28, always dreamed of making it to the NHL, just not as an official.  The 6’2″ defenseman was a sixth-round draft pick of the Florida Panthers in 2007.  After his OHL career ended, he headed to the ECHL where he spent most of his professional career, save for a handful of AHL games with the Rochester Americans, Portland Pirates, and Toronto Marlies. Syvret was part of the Alaska Aces team that claimed the ECHL’s...

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