I've got a lot of confidence in these guys, they understand their responsibilities in these games, and if they see a foul in these games, I fully expect they'll react to it. I believe we've given them the proper instructions to stay the course, and they're committed to stay the course.Stephen Walkom
"Stephen Walkom" currently serves as vice president and Director of Officiating (NHL)/director of officiating for the National Hockey League (NHL). This is second tenure in that position, having previously served from 2005 to 2009. From 1990 to 2004, and from 2009 to 2013, he worked as an official (ice hockey)/on-ice referee for the league.
He is married to Annie and together they have three children. They reside in the Pittsburgh suburb of Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
Walkom worked Official (ice hockey)/referee, until retiring August 3, 2005 when he elevated to the management position. Walkom succeeded Andy Van Hellemond as director of officiating, who resigned under controversy in mid-July 2004.
He has a bachelor's degree in commerce from Laurentian University.More Stephen Walkom on Wikipedia.