Panelists

DANIEL ALFREDSSON
OTTAWA SENATORS

Daniel Alfredsson is a 14-year NHL veteran and the face of the Ottawa Senators. He attracted the hockey world’s attention with his 1995-96 debut, capturing the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top rookie and establishing himself as one of the NHL’s best wingers. » more

TOM ANASTOS
USA HOCKEY

Tom Anastos, recognized by The Hockey News in each of the past four years on the list of the 100 most influential and powerful people in the sport (No. 86 in 2009), is now in his 13th season as the Commissioner of the CCHA. » more



TOMMY BOUSTEDT
SWEDEN

Tommy Boustedt is the director of hockey development and national teams with the Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Boustedt acts as a Team Sweden scout during the Olympic Games and at various world championships. » more

BOB BOUGHNER
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Bob Boughner is president of Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club. He was also selected 32nd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, appearing in 630 NHL games, and a former executive vice-president of the NHLPA. » more



BRIAN BURKE
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Brian Burke was named the President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 29, 2008. Burke, 53, became the 13th General Manager in Maple Leafs history and brings over 20 years of NHL experience to the franchise. » more

BRIAN COOPER
CANADA

Brian Cooper is director of the Hockey Canada Foundation Board of Directors. He has over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of executive positions throughout the sports and entertainment industry and founded Insight Sports Ltd. » more



MELODY DAVIDSON
HOCKEY CANADA

Now head scout of Hockey Canada’s Women’s National Team programs, Melody Davidson served as head coach of the country’s National Women’s Team during a successful 2009-10 season, including a gold medal win on home ice at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. » more

BILL DALY
NHL

William (Bill) L. Daly was named the National Hockey League’s first-ever deputy commissioner by commissioner Gary B. Bettman on July 22, 2005, an appointment that was unanimously endorsed by the NHL’s Board of Governors. » more



DR. PAUL DENNIS
CHL

Paul Dennis recently retired after a 20-year career with the Toronto Maple Leafs as the player development coach and mental skills coach. He now teaches sport psychology at the University of Toronto and York University, also in Toronto. » more

PETER ELANDER
SWEDISH ICE HOCKEY

Peter Elander has been coaching at various levels since 1988. His experience includes a coaching position on the Swedish Under-20 team, as well as work with high-profile hockey players such as Henrik and Daniel Sedin. » more



JAN FILC
SLOVAKIA

Jan Filc currently serves as vice-president and manager of hockey programs for the Slovak Ice Hockey Association. He coached Team Slovakia in two Olympic Winter Games, including a fourth place finish in Vancouver, B.C. » more

GLENN HEALY
CBC

Glenn Healy brings almost 20 years of experience as an NHL player, broadcaster and an NHLPA executive to his role as an analyst on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. He appears in broadcasts between the benches to report from the ice. » more



ANDERS HEDBERG
NEW YORK RANGERS

Few have had more impact on hockey on both sides of the Atlantic, as both player and hockey administrator, than Anders Hedberg. He broke through as a star of the Swedish National Team in 1970 at just 18 years old. » more

JACK HEWITT
KRAFT CANADA

Jack Hewitt is Vice President, Marketing Services for Kraft Canada. Hewitt is responsible for media, packaging design and innovation, consumer promotions (CP) and consumer relationship marketing. » more



KEN HOLLAND
DETROIT RED WINGS

Ken Holland enters his 14th season as GM of the Red Wings and his 28th year with the organization. He is arguably the most successful GM in pro sports over the last 13 years. Under Holland’s watch the Red Wings have won three Stanley Cups. » more

JIM JOHANSSON
USA HOCKEY

A two-time (1988, 1992) U.S. Olympian as a player, Jim Johannson joined USA Hockey’s national office on Sept. 1, 2000 as manager of international activities and U.S. Olympic Committee relations. » more



MARK JOHNSON
USA HOCKEY

Mark Johnson has enjoyed tremendous success as both a player and coach at nearly every level of hockey. Most recently, he guided the 2010 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team to the silver medal in Vancouver, B.C. » more

PAT KELLEHER
USA HOCKEY

Pat Kelleher was named to the newly-created position of assistant executive director of membership development for USA Hockey in June 2008. In his role, he leads growth and retention initiatives in youth hockey. » more



IGOR KUPERMAN
RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Igor Kuperman is one of the most respected hockey historians and aficionados in the game today. A dual Canadian and Russian citizen, he is one of the very first Europeans to be associated with an NHL club front office. » more

JAMIE LANGENBRUNNER
NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Jamie Langenbrunner was selected as the second-round choice for the Dallas Stars (35th overall) in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to New Jersey in March 2002 and has been with the Devils since, accumulating 47 points in 57 games during the 2009-10 season. He played for Team USA at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and 1998 Olympic Winter Games. » more



PETER LAVIOLETTE
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

The Philadelphia Flyers announced in Dec. 2009 that they had named Peter Laviolette head coach. He recently led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals after spending parts of five seasons as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. » more

CYRIL LEEDER
OTTAWA SENATORS

Cyril Leeder was promoted to president of Senators Sports & Entertainment in July, 2009. He previously served as CEO of the Ottawa Senators and Scotiabank Place and has been with the organization since its return to the NHL in 1992. » more



SLAVOMIR LENER
CZECH NATIONAL TEAM

Slavomir Lener has been involved in some of the greatest successes of the Czech National Team. Along with Ivan Hlinka, he coached the team that won gold at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. » more

BOB MANCINI
USA HOCKEY

With extensive coaching experience in the collegiate, professional and international ranks, Bob Mancini was named a regional manager of USA Hockey’s American Development Model in July 2009. » more



KELLY MCCRIMMON
CHL

Kelly McCrimmon is governor, GM and head coach of the Brandon Wheat Kings Hockey Club. A Wheat Kings alumnus himself, McCrimmon became a minority owner of the team in2992 and took sole possession of the team in 2000. » more

JOHN MCDONOUGH
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Under the guidance of franchise president John McDonough, the Chicago Blackhawks have moved quickly to revitalize the NHL team’s profile, re-energize its fan base and achieve its “One Goal” of a Stanley Cup championship, achieved in the 2009-10 season. » more



ALEXANDER MEDVEDEV
KHL

Alexander Medvedev is the president and founder of the Kontinental Hockey League. He has been involved in the hockey world in many capacities, including his current roles sitting on the IIHF Council and the Russian Ice Hockey Association’s supervisory board. » more

MIKE OUELLET
NHLPA

Mike Ouellet is the Chief of Business Affairs at the NHLPA, overseeing all business and marketing activities. He assumed his current position with the NHLPA in January 2008 but before that was an Associate Counsel at the NHLPA from 1996 to 2005. » more



DARCY REGIER
NHL

Darcy Regier recently completed his 13th year as General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, the longest tenure of any Sabres GM in the 39-year history of the franchise. He has led the franchise through some of its finest seasons. » more

PAUL ROMANUK
IIHF

A broadcaster, writer and producer for over 25 years, Paul Romanuk has extensive international experience, from his well-known work in Canada and the United States to his continued success across Europe and Asia. » more



ANGELA RUGGIERO
USA HOCKEY

Angela Ruggiero, a native of Simi Valley, Calif., is a four-time Olympic medalist and has played more games for Team USA than any other ice hockey player (251). In those 251 games, the defenseman has registered 205 points (65-140). » more

BRENDAN SHANAHAN
NHL

Brendan Shanahan is currently the vice-president of hockey and business development at the National Hockey League. He works with senior executive vice-president of hockey operations Colin Campbell, offering a player’s insight. » more



ARTO SIEPPI
FINNISH ICE HOCKEY

Born on August 18, 1965 in Turku, Arto Sieppi graduated from the Sport Institute of Finland in 1990. He is now Finland’s director of female hockey and works with the country’s women’s national team, as well as in coaching education. » more

SCOTT SMITH
HOCKEY CANADA

Brendan Shanahan is currently the vice-president of hockey and business development at the National Hockey League. He works with senior executive vice-president of hockey operations Colin Campbell, offering a player’s insight. » more



ROMAN STOYKEWYCH
NHLPA

Roman Stoykewych is Associate Counsel at the NHLPA. He is responsible for administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, handling player and NHLPA grievances and litigation, coordinating the Agent Certification Program, among other duties. » more