Terry Gregson Retires as NHL’s Senior VP

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Terry Gregson, who served as the NHL's Senior Vice President and Director of Officiating for the past four seasons, is retiring.

Gregson made the announcement on Wednesday.  

"Terry had the unique ability to expertly manage the 78-man NHL officiating team," NHL senior vice president Colin Campbell said in a statement. "His tireless efforts behind the scenes to ensure that NHL officiating was the best it could be on a nightly basis were seldom recognized publicly, but we greatly appreciate his dedication to the game both on and off the ice for the past 33 years."

Gregson joined the front office in 2005 after 25 years as a referee.  He'll now serve as consultant to the NHL on officiating matters.

Stephen Walkom will leave his job as an on-ice referee and take over for Gregson.

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