The NHL has selected the officials for the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are the 20 NHL Referees and 20 NHL Linesmen chosen to officiate the postseason:
Jake Brenk, Gord Dwyer, Eric Furlatt, Trevor Hanson, Jean Hebert, Steve Kozari, Frederick L’Ecuyer, Chris Lee, T.J. Luxmore, Wes McCauley, Jon McIsaac, Dan O’Rourke, Brian Pochmara, Kevin Pollock, Garrett Rank, Kyle Rehman, Chris Rooney, Graham Skilliter, Francois St. Laurent, and Kelly Sutherland.
First-Timers: Jake Brenk
Out from 2021: Francis Charron (injured), Marc Joannette (retired), Brad Meier (retired)
Shandor Alphonso, Steve Barton, Devin Berg, David Brisebois, Scott Cherrey, Ryan Daisy, Ryan Galloway, Brandon Gawryletz, Ryan Gibbons, Trent Knorr, Brad Kovachik, Matt MacPherson, Bevan Mills, Kiel Murchison, Jonny Murray, Derek Nansen, Bryan Pancich, Mark Shewchyk, Andrew Smith, and Libor Suchanek.
Returning from Prior Seasons: Ryan Galloway and Trent Knorr are back after missing the past few postseasons.
Out from 2021: Michel Cormier, Kory Nagy, Vaughan Rody (retired)
Referee Jake Brenk is working his first Stanley Cup Playoff. All other officials have been here before.
Referees not taking part in this year’s playoffs include: Tom Chmielewski, Ghislain Hebert, Pierre Lambert, Peter MacDougall, Michael Markovic, Kendrick Nicholson, Chris Schlenker, Furman South, Justin St. Pierre, Corey Syvret, Ian Walsh, and injured ref Francis Charron.
Linesmen on the sidelines include injured officials Derek Amell and Greg Devorski, plus lineys Tyson Baker, Jonathan Deschamps, Kyle Flemington, Julien Fournier, Travis Gawryletz, Jesse Marquis, Kory Nagy, Ben O’Quinn, James Tobias, and Travis Toomey.
Recently retired officials Mark Joannette, Brad Meier, Dean Morton, and Vaughan Rody were not expected to work the postseason; retirements happen at the end of the regular season.
The officials splitting time between the AHL and NHL – referees Reid Anderson, Cody Beach, Brandon Blandina, Mitch Dunning, Beau Halkidis, Justin Kea, Conor O’Donnell, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Carter Sandlak, and Brandon Schrader, along with linesmen Caleb Apperson, Mitchell Hunt, Justin Johnson, Dan Kelly, Kilian McNamara, and C.J. Murray – are also off the playoff roster.
As in previous seasons, the league will cut down on the pool of officials after each round of the playoffs. The crew will be cut to 16 referees and 16 linesmen for Round 2.