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Who has refereed the most NHL games?

Who has refereed the most NHL games?

Kerry Fraser

  • Fraser currently holds the record for most NHL regular season games refereed, although he was second to Bill McCreary in playoff games refereed.
  • Fraser was awarded the 2007 Special Achievement Award by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.

Is Dan O’Halloran retired?

After refereeing his 1500th game, O’Halloran is planning to retire at the end of the season. His impressive resume features 10 Stanley Cup Finals, the 2016 World cup of Hockey, and the Gold Medal Game of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

What is an NHL referee salary?

If we talk about the full-time NHL referees, they earn between $165,000 to $360,000. At the same time if we talk about NHL linesmen, then their salary or earnings range between $110,000 to $235,000. If we come to the leagues below NHL like AHL, there, the referees can earn between $75,000 to $100,000.

Are there any black NHL referees?

As of March 2010, Sharrers had officiated 1064 regular season games and 127 playoff games as the first Black NHL referee. Sharrers began in the NHL in 1990 and has worked the Stanley Cup Finals in 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013 and the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Who is the best NHL referee?

Kelly Sutherland rings in the 2020-21 season. An NHL referee since 2000, Sutherland has called nearly 1,300 career games. He’s worked seven Stanley Cup finals, including the past three.

Who was the longest serving referee of all time in the NHL?

Bill McCreary
With his signature black mustache, Bill McCreary is one of the most recognizable referees in the NHL. That, or it could be that he is also the longest tenured referee. McCreary has worked 1,982 NHL games, having reached the milestone of 1,500 games on February 16, 2008.

What happened to referee O Halloran?

Almost twenty years later and now set to retire after this season, O’Halloran has now officiated an impressive 212 post-season games, including several deciding game seven. O’Halloran also celebrated his 1,000th NHL Regular Season Game in Detroit back on April 7th, 2013.

Who retired in the NHL?


Date Player Last Team
October 26, 2020 Trevor Daley Detroit Red Wings
December 22, 2020 Deryk Engelland Vegas Golden Knights
December 27, 2020 Mark Letestu Winnipeg Jets
December 30, 2020 Ryan Callahan Ottawa Senators

How much does a USHL ref make?

Average USA Hockey Referee hourly pay in the United States is approximately $19.65, which is 32% above the national average. Salary information comes from 2 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Do NHL referees have a pension?

Therefore officials are eligible for a pension and retirement fund and receive medical, dental, life insurance, career counseling and more. Officials also receive travel expenses covered and have protections to keep them from working too many games in a certain number of hours.

How many NHL referees are there?

Current NHLOA Staff. The NHLOA currently consists of 35 full time referees and 35 full time linesmen. In addition, we have 10 minor league referees and 6 minor league linesmen who split their time between the NHL and the AHL.