Incoming vice-president of hockey development will begin new role July 15

July 10, 2024

CALGARY, Alberta – Hockey Canada has hired Trevor Murphy as the organization’s vice-president of hockey development, a role that will lead the strategic direction for grassroots hockey development across the country.

Born and raised in Mount Pearl, NL, Murphy joins Hockey Canada from the 2025 Canada Games Host Society senior leadership team, and previously held progressive executive roles with the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League and the ECHL’s Newfoundland Growlers, including as the Growlers’ president and alternate governor in his last season.

From 2003 to 2008, Murphy led the delivery of hockey development programs in Atlantic Canada as the manager of Hockey Canada’s Regional Centre in Saint John, NB, before working three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers in community and consumer partnerships.

“Throughout his career, Trevor has made significant contributions to hockey as an executive, administrator, official and volunteer coach, and we are extremely fortunate to welcome him as Hockey Canada’s next vice-president of hockey development,” said Pat McLaughlin, chief operating officer and executive vice-president of strategy for Hockey Canada. “Adding Trevor comes at an exciting time for hockey in our country, after the number of registered participants during the 2023-24 season surpassed our pre-COVID-19 totals and for the first time ever, more than 100,000 girls and women laced up their skates in Hockey Canada programs.

“His hiring is another important step to continue advancing our Player Pathways, the Canadian Development Model and further establish Canada as an international leader in hockey development.”

A graduate from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Murphy has received a number of awards for his contributions to sport, including the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for commitment and dedication to the game of hockey, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador’s Outstanding Service Award and is a provincial and territorial recipient of Baseball Canada’s National Grassroots Coach Award.

“It’s a privilege to be returning to Hockey Canada as the vice-president of hockey development,” Murphy said. “I am excited to work with the tremendous Members, volunteers and staff throughout the country to build upon the foundation that has been created for development programs as we look to take them to new heights and impact all hockey participants in a very positive manner.

“From grassroots to high-performance, development on and off the ice is something that should be a key focus for all leaders in the game and I am excited to get to work in this new role.”

Murphy will join Hockey Canada’s senior leadership team on July 15 and be based in St. John’s, NL.

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