American NHL General Managers

Brian Burke

Title: President/General Manager
NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
NHL Experience: Named General Manager of Maple Leafs on Nov. 29, 2008 … Served as Vice President and GM of Anaheim Ducks 2005-08, leading the Ducks to Stanley Cup in 2007 … Was President and GM of Vancouver Canucks from 1998-2004 … Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations by the Vancouver Canucks in 1987-91 … General Manager of the Hartford Whalers 1992, before joining the NHL front office as Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations in September of 1993.
USA Hockey Experience: General Manager of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team … General Manager for Team USA at the 2009 and 2010 IIHF World Championships … Recipient of the 2008 Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

 

Paul Holmgren

Title: General Manager
NHL Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
NHL Experience: Named General Manager on Nov. 11, 2006, after serving as Interim General Manager …  Prior to his promotion, Holmgren had served the previous seven seasons as the team’s Assistant General Manager … Previously served as the Flyers’ Director of Player Personnel, Director of Pro Scouting and as a Scout … Served as Head Coach of Hartford Whalers from 1992-96, and General Manager for 1993-94 season … Served as Flyers Head Coach from 1988-92) … Played 10 NHL seasons with the Flyers and Minnesota North Stars.
USA Hockey Experience: Assistant General Manager of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team, and General Manager for the 2006 U.S. National Team … Assistant Coach for 1998 U.S. Olympic Team, and for Team USA at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.

 

David Poile

Title: President of Hockey Operations/Alternate Governor/General Manager
NHL Team: Nashville Predators
Hometown: Toronto
NHL Experience: Currently the second longest serving General Manager (28 years), and the sixth longest in NHL history … Named General Manager of expansion Nashville Predators in 1997 … General Manager of the Washington Capitals from 1982-1997 … In his 15 years there, the Capitals advanced to the post-season 14 times … Began as an administrative assistant with the Atlanta Flames in 1972 and spent 10 years with the organization.
USA Hockey Experience: Associate General Manager for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team … Also served as General Manager of the 1998 and 1999 U.S. National Team for the IIHF World Championships … Recipient of 2001 Lester Patrick Award in recognition of contributions to hockey in the United States.

 

Lou Lamoriello

Title: President/Chief Executive Officer/General Manager
NHL Team: New Jersey Devils
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
NHL Experience: In his 23rd NHL season as Devils’ president/CEO/general manager … Named club’s second president April 30, 1987; assumed dual role as president/GM prior to 1987-88 training camp … Led team to Stanley Cup Championships in the 2003, 2000, and 1995 season … Assumed role of head coach, April 2, 2007 through post-season … Also served as coach from Dec. 19, 2005 through end of 2006 playoffs … Elected into Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder Category in 2009.
USA Hockey Experience: Served as general manager of Team USA for 1998 Winter Olympic Games … Also GM for Team USA during first-ever World Cup tourney, summer 1996, as USA captured championship … Received 1992 Lester Patrick Trophy in recognition for service to hockey in the United States.

 

Dean Lombardi

Title: President/General Manager
NHL Team: Los Angeles Kings
Hometown: Holyoke, Mass.
NHL Experience: Hired as Kings President/General Manager on April 21, 2006 … Helped build the San Jose Sharks into one of the premier NHL teams, serving in front office for 13 years, serving as Vice President, Director of Hockey Operations before being named Executive Vice President and General Manager … Served as Assistant General Manager with the Minnesota North Stars from 1988-90.
USA Hockey Experience: As a player agent, Lombardi represented five members of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team … Currently serves on the USA Hockey National Team Advisory Group.

 

Greg Sherman

Title: General Manager
NHL Team: Colorado Avalanche
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
NHL Experience: Named General Manager of the Avalanche on June 3, 2009 and prepares to enter his second season in that role. He spent the previous seven years as the team’s Assistant General Manager, and has been associated with the franchise for the last 13 years … Instrumental in helping to launch the Avalanche’s affiliation with Lake Erie in 2007.
USA Hockey Experience: N/A

Ray Shero

Title: General Manager
NHL Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
NHL Experience: Named General Manager on May 25, 2006 … Led Penguins to Stanley Cup in 2009 …. Served as Assistant General Manager with Ottawa Senators 1993-98, and as Assistant General Manger of Nashville Predators 1998-2006.
USA Hockey Experience: A member of the USA Hockey National Team Advisory Group.

 

Garth Snow

Title: General Manager and Alternate Governor
NHL Team: New York Islanders
Hometown: Wrentham, Mass.
NHL Experience: Garth Snow enters his fourth season as the General Manager of the New York Islanders. Played 12 seasons in the NHL, including four with the Islanders. Also played with the Quebec Nordiques, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins. … Retired as a player on July 18, 2006 to become the fifth General Manager in franchise history.
USA Hockey Experience: Snow represented Team USA at the 1994 Olympics in Norway and at the 1998 IIHF World Championships in Switzerland.

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2010-08

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