Age: 56

NHLOA Member since 1992

Birthplace: Essex, ON

Regular Season: 1,510 Games

Playoffs: 212 Games

Stanley Cup Finals: 10

* Game numbers updated as of March 01, 2020

Dan O’Halloran

As a young boy, his father, Fred, was for several years the President and Conveyor of the Essex, Ontario minor hockey program making the old Essex Arena his second home every winter. He started officiating at a young age but really started to be more serious about it after his Junior “C” playing days were over. He went on and worked countless local hockey games and junior games around his hometown during his officiating journey before reaching the now defunct International Hockey League (IHL) a few years later. At that time, several NHL teams had an affiliated team in the old International Hockey League which had O’Halloran working and being in contact with several officials under contract with the NHL. With NHL officiating supervisors/managers attending some of his games along the way, his officiating skills were recognized one summer when he was ask to report and participate at the next NHL Officials training camp. He went on and signed a minor league referee contract with the National Hockey League in the summer of 1992. He was promoted to a full-time NHL referee status in the summer of 1999.


First NHL Game

October 1, 1995

First Playoff Game

April 12, 2000

1000th Game

April 7, 2013

1500th Game

February 9, 2020

Final Game

March 11, 2020

All-Star Games

2003 - SUNRISE, FL

Office Depot Center
February 02, 2003

Stanley Cup Finals

2017 Stanley Cup

2016 Stanley Cup

2015 Stanley Cup

2014 Stanley Cup

2013 Stanley Cup

2012 Stanley Cup

2011 Stanley Cup

2010 Stanley Cup

2008 Stanley Cup

2007 Stanley Cup


2016 World Cup of Hockey

Toronto, Ontario

2010 Vancouver Olympics


Outdoor Games

2019 Stadium Series

February 23, 2019

Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, PA

2015 Stadium Series

February 21, 2015

Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, CA

2014 Winter Classic

January 1, 2014

Michigan Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI