Referee Gord Dwyer returns from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (COL W 4-3OT), which he worked alongside Kelly Sutherland. With a new partner, we’ll see if the penalty totals change; Dwyer and Sutherland combined for four penalties per side in Game 1, resulting in each team getting 3 power plays.
Dwyer also worked with Sutherland for two games in the Conference Finals: EDM/COL Game 1 (COL W 8-6) and NYR/TBL Game 3 (TBL W 4-1). That duo also handled NYR/PIT Game 7. Dwyer officiated most of the postseason along referee Francois St. Laurent. In Round 1, handling TBL/TOR Game 2 (TBL W 5-3), CAR/BOS Game 3, MIN/STL Game 4, LAK/EDM Game 5, and FLA/WSH Game 6; Round 2 saw them take the ice for STL/COL Game 2 (COL L 1-4)CGY/EDM Game 3, and CAR/NYR Game 6.
Also of note, referee Gord Dwyer is not former NHL player Gordie Dwyer who played 78 games with the Lightning and 17 with the Rangers from 1999-2003.
Referee Chris Rooney is paired up with Dwyer for the first time this postseason. Rooney, a South Boston native, previously worked alongside Jean Hebert, handling Conference Finals games between TBL/NYR Game 2 (TBL L 2-3) and COL/EDM Game 4 (COL W 6-5) in the Conference Finals. The duo also officiated TBL/FLA Game 2 (TBL W 2-1)NYR/CAR Game 3, and STL/COL Game 5 (COL L 4-5) in Round 2, and LAK/EDM in the opening round of the playoffs. He worked one Game 7 with Wes McCauley, taking the ice for the NYR/CAR series-deciding game. Rooney also skated with referee Graham Skilliter in round 1, working STL/MIN Game 2, EDM/LAK Game 3, CGY/DAL Game 4, and WSH/FLA Game 5.
Standby Officials: Wes McCauley (#4), Jonny Murray (#95)
The full lineup of NHL Referees and Linesmen for the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals:
NHL Referees and Linesmen for 2022 Stanley Cup Finals
Here’s how much the officials are getting paid in the postseason:
How Much Do NHL Refs Get Paid in the Playoffs?