The NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs narrow down the teams. They also narrow down the officials.
One round of cuts is complete from the opening round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here’s who’s advanced:
Referees – US
Francis Charron, Gord Dwyer, Jean Hebert, Chris Lee, Wes McCauley, Dan O’Rourke, Brian Pochmara, Francois St. Laurent, Kelly Sutherland
Referees – Canada
Eric Furlatt, Brad Meier, Kevin Pollock
Out from Round 1: Marc Joannette, Steve Kozari, Frederick L’Ecuyer, TJ Luxmore, Jon McIsaac, Garrett Rank, Kyle Rehman, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen – US
Devin Berg, David Brisebois*, Michel Cormier, Ryan Gibbons, Matt MacPherson, Jonny Murray, Bryan Pancich, Mark Shewchyk*, Andrew Smith
Linesmen – Canada
Steve Barton, Scott Cherrey, Kiel Murchison
Out from Round 1: Shandor Alphonso, Ryan Daisy, Brandon Gawryletz, Brad Kovachik, Bevan Mills, Kory Nagy, Vaughan Rody, Libor Suchanek
Border Crossings: Linesmen David Brisebois and Mark Shewchyk shifted from Canada to the US.
First-Timers: Linesman Andrew Smith is making his first appearance in the second round.
Here’s the rundown of the NHL Referees and Linesmen selected for the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs: