NHLOA Alumni
NHLOA Alumni

NHL Official: 1979 to 2004

Birthplace: Erin, ON

Regular Season: 1427 Games (Referee)

Playoffs: 158 Games

Stanley Cup Finals: 8

Terry Gregson

NHL Officials

Born: Erin, Ontario, Canada

Birthdate:  Nov. 7, 1953

Married:  Laurie,  July 14, 1984

Residence:  Thornbury, Ontario, CANADA

Education:  Erin Public School, Erin High School

                      University of Western Ontario     Bachelor of Science            1974

                      Queen’s University                         Bachelor of Education            1976

High School Science teacher 1976-1978  in St. Catharines, Ontario

Officiating Career:

Ontario Minor Hockey Officiating license 1966-78

Ontario Hockey Association Officiating license 1975-78

WHL, IHL, CHL 1978-79 as NHL Trainee

Under contract to the NHL as an on ice referee 1979-2004.

1979-1984  300 games in the AHL and the CHL as well as 88 NHL games

CHL All-Star Game

Adams Cup Finals

Calder Cup Finals

NHL Career Totals

First Game Dec. 19, 1981 Los Angeles at Hartford

Final Game April 2, 2004 Toronto at Buffalo

1427 Regular season NHL games

158 play-off NHL games

NHL play-off assignments 18 consecutive years

1 NHL All-Star game

8 Stanley Cup Finals 92,93,94,95,97,98,99,00

Other On-Ice Highlights

Ice Hockey World Championships-1982 Helsinki

Soviet Series Games: 1987-88, 88-89, 89-90, 90-91, 91-92,

Finland: 1994 fall tour with Winnipeg Jets to Helsinki

World Cup of Hockey Tournament and Final Game 1996

Japan: 1998 Game One in Tokyo between San Jose and Calgary

1999 Hall of Fame game in Toronto

European Premiere Games 2004 in Stockholm and Helsinki

2017 Centennial Classic  ALUMNI GAME IN tORONTO

Officiating Related Information

Have conducted seminars and clinics in several countries including Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, England, France, Scotland, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Germany, USA and Canada.

Served on the Shanahan Summit Committee in 2004 for NHL Standard of Enforcement changes.

Developed and selected the officiating team made up of NHL and International officials for the Olympic Tournament games of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada and the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  During these tournaments I managed and assigned the officials for the  Games..

Managed and assigned the officials for the 2014-15 World Junior Tournament in Montreal and Toronto as well as the 2015 Men’s World Championships in Ostrava/Prague.

Spengler Cup Officiating Manager 2015, 2018

Served on many committees to establish and develop the standards and systems used in hockey officiating at the NHL level as well as amateur levels.


Joined the executive 1981-82 season

Served on the executive until 2000-01 season

20 years on executive, President 1988-94, 1996-97

Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiation committee 82, 85, 88, 93, 97, 00

 Post On-Ice Career

In 2005-09 season hired as the Senior Officiating Manager of NHL officials to assist in the development and execution of new managerial programs.

2005 Created and developed the succession planning program for NHL Officials

Served on the Officiating Development Alliance Board ( multi-sport alliance) from 2009 and to 2013

2009-2013 Senior Vice President and Director of Officiating for the NHL

2013-2017 Officiating Consultant for the NHL

2015-2019 Board of Directors for the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO)

2019 Participated on a review board in assessing the PAC-12 state of officiating and recommending a way forward.

2020 NASO Board Review Work Group, one of 3 on the committee, “to consider the current board’s organization, structure, membership, officer responsibilities, and any other relevant information developing a report with recommendations.”

Worked with the U.S. Polo Association on standard of enforcement

Served on the Advisory Board for Respect In Sports Group

Actively doing speaking engagements.

Past Speaking Engagements

U.S. Polo Assoc., National Association of Sports Officials, International Ice Hockey Federation, Olympic Ice Hockey Committee, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada, Canadian Major Junior Hockey, Swiss Ice Hockey Federation, British Ice Hockey Federation, Italian Ice Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, Ontario Minor Hockey, Swedish Ice Hockey League, Czech Hockey League, National Hockey League Managers, National Hockey League Media Day, Big Ten Football Officials, Missouri Valley Football Officials, Mid-American Conference Football Officials, Cooperators Insurance Management Group, Cooperators Insurance Sales Force, Town of Blue Mountain Work Force, Events For Life School, Probus Clubs, Rotary Clubs


1989 named to the Ontario Hockey Association Honor Roll

2007 winner of the Ron Foxcroft Award presented by the Sports Officials of Canada for excellence in officiating at the professional level and for contributing to the world of officiating.

2008 inducted into the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame.

2012 NASO Gold Whistle Award for contribution to the World of Officiating across all sports in North America.

All-Star Games

1991 -- CHICAGO, IL

Chicago All Star Game

Chicago Stadium
January 19, 1991

Stanley Cup Finals

2000 Stanley Cup

New Jersey Devils
Dallas Stars

1999 Stanley Cup

Dallas Stars
Buffalo Sabres

1998 Stanley Cup

Detroit Redwings
Washington Capitals

1997 Stanley Cup

Detroit Redwings
Philadelphia Flyers

1995 Stanley Cup

New Jersey Devils
Detroit Redwings

1994 Stanley Cup

Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers

1993 Stanley Cup

LA Kings
Montreal Canadiens

1992 Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Pengiuns
Chicago Blackhawks


1996 World Cup of Hockey

World Cup of Hockey