Four teams advance to the NHL’s Conference Finals.  Four pairs of referees and four pairs of linesmen will join them. Here are the NHL’s officials working the third round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 


Francis Charron, Gord Dwyer, Eric Furlatt, Wes McCauley, Dan O’Halloran, Dan O’Rourke, Kelly Sutherland, and Brad Watson.

Standby referee for the Conference Finals is Chris Lee



Derek Amell, Michel Cormier, Greg Devorski, Brad Kovachik, Steve Miller, Brian Murphy, Jonny Murray, and Pierre Racicot

Standby linesman for the third round is Scott Cherrey


Referees Francis Charron and Gord Dwyer are making their first trips to the Conference Finals.

Return Visits

This is the sixth trip to the Conference Finals for O’Rourke and Sutherland and the fifth for Furlatt and McCauley. Watson and O’Halloran have worked more Conference Finals than we can verify, but both have worked eight Stanley Cup Finals, so they’ve got this covered. 

Who’s Out?

Gone are referees Jean Hebert, Steve Kozari, Chris Lee, and Kevin Pollock.

Linesmen who’ve been eliminated are Steve Barton, Scott Cherrey, Derek Nansen, and Jay Sharrers. 

Playoff Assignments

Click here for the daily playoff assignments or the official assignments by series.

Congratulations to the officials selected for the Conference Finals of the NHL’s 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs!