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. Most of the league’s new hires have participated in the league’s sumer camp prior to signing an NHL contract.