Day: October 4, 2017

Linesman Andrew Smith to Make NHL Debut in Season Opener

Linesman Andrew Smith won’t have long to wait for his first NHL game. The rookie official will make his NHL debut on Wednesday, October 4, handling a game between the St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins.  Smith will take the ice alongside veteran linesman Scott Driscoll and referees Marc Joannette and Trevor Hanson. Smith was one of six new officials hired during the offseason. From the NHLOA: Smith, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, played one season at Plattsburgh State University followed by two seasons at the University of Waterloo before hanging up his skates for good as a player at...

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Tonight’s NHL Referees & Linesmen – 10/4/17

Pardon our appearance. A few stats gremlins are wreaking havoc. Some stat totals may not include all games for 2016-17.  Don’t worry. We’ll get that straightened out shortly… Also, heads up on new numbers for Trevor Hanson (#14) and Jake Brenk (#26)     Toronto Maple Leafs at Winnipeg Jets – 7:00 EDT REFEREES Graham Skilliter (#24) Tim Peel (#20) Games 16-17 69 69 Career Games 249 1149 First NHL Game 1/28/13 10/21/99 Birthplace La Ronge, SK Toronto, ON Goals/Gm 5.2 (34) 6.0 (2) PP/Gm 2.6 (38) 3.0 (19) Penl/Gm 3.5 (34) 3.6 (32) PIM/Gm 8.7 (29) 8.1 (36)...

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