As the Stanley Cup Playoffs advance, teams are eliminated.  So are officials.

The National Hockey League has reduced the officials by sixteen – four referees and four linesmen in each bubble.  Here are your NHL Referees and Linesmen for the Second Round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.




Francis Charron, Gord Dwyer, Eric Furlatt, Jean Hebert, Chris Lee, Wes McCauley

Out from Round 1: Trevor Hanson, Frederick L’Ecuyer, Kevin Pollock (injured), Kyle Rehman


Derek Amell, Steve Barton, Devin Berg, Michel Cormier, Greg Devorski, Matt MacPherson

Out from Round 1: Shandor Alphonso, David Brisebois, Derek Nansen, Bryan Pancich




Steve Kozari, Brad Meier, Dan O’Rourke, Chris Rooney, Francois St. Laurent, Kelly Sutherland

Out from Round 1: Marc Joannette, T.J. Luxmore, Jon McIsaac, Brian Pochmara


Scott Cherrey, Brad Kovachik, Kiel Murchison, Jonny Murray, Pierre Racicot,  Mark Shewchyk

Out from Round 1: Ryan Gibbons, Tony Sericolo, Andrew Smith, Libor Suchanek



Three pairings made it through intact: Dwyer/Hebert, Lee/Charron, and St. Laurent/Meier; we’ll see if they continue in Round 2 together.

A handful of officials are returning to Round 2 after having missed the cut in last season’s playoffs, including referee Furlatt, Hebert, Lee, and Meier, plus linesmen Barton and Murchison.


Officials from both sites will be centralized in one location for the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final; that mix will include all officials regardless of their initial hub city assignment.

Congratulations to the NHL Referees and Linesmen selected to work the Second Round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.