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Your New On-Ice Officials

from Scouting The Refs,

The 2021-22 offseason has been a busy one for the NHL Officiating office.  A number of retirements over the past few seasons – along with no new hires for 2020-21 – have left quite a few striped jerseys to fill for the National Hockey League. The NHL’s latest moves have done just that.

Three referees have been promoted from AHL/NHL officials to full-time in the NHL: Furman South, Corey Syvret, and Michael Markovic.   Their part-time positions, working games at the AHL and NHL levels, have been filled by the hires of Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Justin Kea, Cody Beach, and Carter Sandlak.

On the bluelines, all five AHL/NHL linesmen from 2020-21 have been promoted to full-time: Kyle Flemington, Julien Fournier, Jesse Marquis, Tyson Baker, and Travis Toomey.   They’re joined by two new hires making the jump right to the NHL: Jonathan Deschamps and Ben O’Quinn.


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