Michel Cormier

NHLOA Member since 2003

Birthplace: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

Regular Season: 1,299 Games

Playoffs: 96 Games

Stanley Cups: 1

* Game numbers updated as of Oct 1, 2023

Michel Cormier

Cormier grew up in St-Louis-de-France, a small town located just outside of Trois-Rivières in the Province of Quebec, Canada.Cormier grew up surrounded by hockey, as it was everything for the Cormier family as his dad played professionally in the USA for over 12 years. Furthermore, his dad was not the only professional player in the family; Cormier’s uncle, none other than Jean-Guy Talbot, had already made his way to the NHL, where he played over 1056 NHL games and won an impressive 7 Stanley cups.Michel Jr started off his hockey career at a very young age, just like pretty much every other kids who growing up in Quebec. He played all the way to the Quebec Junior Major League (QJMHL). A couple of years after his playing days were over, Michel Jr wanted to get back into the hockey world and then decided to start officiating in the fall of 1994. Right away, his strong skating abilities and his size caught the officials supervisor’s attention in his hometown, and after just a few years of officiating, Cormier had already being hired by the QJMHL as a linesman.The year 2003 was a memorable one for Cormier, as he was selected to work the World Junior Championship in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada and, a few months later, he was chosen to work the Memorial Cup in Quebec City.That summer (2003), former NHL director of officiating Andy Van Hellemond offered Cormier a full time NHL linesman contract.He then became only the second linesman coming from “La Mauricie” to work in the NHL after Claude Bechard.On October 10th, 2003, Michel Jr made his official entrance in the big league when he was asked to work his first NHL regular season game when the Los Angeles Kings took on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the old Mellon Arena.


First NHL Game

October 10, 2003

LA Kings
Pittsburgh Pengiuns

First Playoff Game

April 22, 2006

New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils

1000th Game

December 2, 2018

San Jose Sharks
Montreal Canadiens


2021 Stanley Cup

Montreal Canadiens
Tampa Bay Lightning

All-Star Games

2020 - ST. LOUIS, MO

St Louis All Star Game

Enterprise Center
January 25, 2020


2016 World Cup of Hockey

2016 World Cup of Hockey

Toronto, ON

Outdoor Games

2016 Stadium Series

2016 Stadium Series

February 27, 2016

Coors Field
Denver, CO

Detroit Redwings
Colorado Avalanche

2014 Heritage Classic

2014 Heritage Classic

March 2, 2014

BC Place
Vancouver, BC

Ottawa Senators
Vancouver Canucks