Board of Directors

Andy Bathgate

Bathgate currently owns and manages a 20-acre driving range in Mississauga, Ontario. During the winters he helps coach his grandson's hockey team.  The Rangers retired his #9 along with Harry Howell's #3 in a special ceremony before the February 22, 2009 game against the Maple Leafs.

Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan currently serves as the National Hockey League's Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and head disciplinarian.

Brendan Shanahan’s NHL career, which spans over 1,500 games, began in 1987 when he was the second overall pick in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. During his years on the ice, he played with the St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, and New Jersey Devils.  The majority of his seasons were spent with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won three Stanley Cup championships in 1997, 1998, and 2002.

Joe Reekie

Joe Reekie began his seventeen year NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres after playing with the North Bay Centennials and Cornwall Royals in the OHL from 1982 to 1985. During that time, he played between the AHL and NHL with Buffalo until 1989, and then with the Islanders for three seasons.

Kris King

Kris King is a former Canadian NHL hockey player. He played 14 seasons in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks.

He won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 1996.

Kris now works for the NHL as Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for NHL's central office in Toronto.

Larry Playfair

Through his 688 game career in the NHL, Playfair earned a reputation as a tough, hard-working defender for the Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings.

Larry Playfair played his junior hockey for the Portland Winter Hawks of the WCJHL from 1976 to 1978. During that time, he established himself as a surly, bellicose, stay-at-home defender who made a big impression with his knuckles on the toughs of the league.

Mathieu Schneider

Mathieu Schneider began his NHL career after being signed by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He played the majority of the 1987-88 season on the Cornwall Royals, and was a member of the United States team in the Junior World Championships. He split the following 1988-89 season between the Canadiens and their AHL affiliate in Sherbrooke.

Schneider earned a full-time spot on the Canadiens’ roster in 1990 and won the Stanley Cup in 1993. The following season, he led team defense in scoring.

Mike Gartner

After retirement from the NHL, Gartner served as Chairman of the Goals & Dreams program with the NHLPA until March 19, 2007. Gartner and his former teammate, Wes Jarvis, are business partners and own three skating rinks in the Toronto area. He is very involved with youth hockey, coaching his son, Dylan. He also coaches at National Training Rinks in Newmarket, Ontario.

Pat Flatley

Pat Flatley was selected 21st overall in the NHL Draft by the New York Islanders in 1982. During his college years, he helped the Wisconsin Badgers win the NCAA title in 1983 and was named to the WCHA first all-star team, the NCAA West first-all-American team, and the NCAA championship tournament all-star team.

Flatley scored four goals in seven games to help the Canadian team win the bronze medal at the 1983 World Junior Championships. Later that same year, he won bronze with the senior team at the World Championships.

Rejean Houle

After retirement from the NHL, Rejean Houle took an executive position with the Molson Brewing Company. In 1995, he was assigned to the position of General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens, which he held until 2000. Rejean Houle Currently serves as an ambassador to the Canadiens organization.

Rejean Houle entered the national spotlight as one of the two best junior hockey players in Canada along with Marc Tardif in 1969. The following season, the pair were drafted by the Canadiens through a clause in the NHL rulebook.