Petes name Bob Gainey as Senior Advisor to Board of Directors
Peterborough, ON – The Peterborough Petes Board of Directors named alumnus and Hall of Famer Bob Gainey as a Senior Advisor ahead of the 2018-19 season.
The Peterborough native will be available to provide guidance and expertise directly to the Board of Directors on matters relating to both hockey and business operations. Having served as player, coach, general manager, and president at the NHL level for nearly 40 years, Gainey will provide unparalleled experience to his hometown team.
“On behalf of the Petes Board, I’m very proud to officially welcome Bob back to the Petes family,” commented President Dave Pogue. “With Bob’s extensive experience in the hockey community, he will be a valuable resource to our organization.”
Gainey joins another honoured Petes alumnus and hockey legend Dick Todd as an advisor to the team.
“I’m really looking forward to joining the Petes in this capacity, and am counting on my years of experience in hockey to be able to bring a new view and different ideas to the organization,” expressed Gainey. “I’m very happy to participate in competitive hockey again after being away from it for a few years, and can’t think of a place that suits me better than doing it in my hometown with the Petes.”
A left winger who played for the Petes from 1971-73, Gainey was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992 following a 16-year NHL playing career with the Montreal Canadiens. “Le Capitaine”, nick-named as such after serving as captain of the Canadiens from 1981-89, won five Stanley Cups, four Frank J. Selke trophies, and a Conn Smythe trophy during his playing career.
Gainey began his NHL front office experience in 1992 as Head Coach of the Minnesota North Stars. He guided that team to the Stanley Cup final in his first year, and was involved in the relocation to Dallas before winning back-to-back Presidents’ Trophies from 1997 to 1999. He won his only Stanley Cup as an executive with the Stars in 1999 before moving on to a lengthy career with the Montreal Canadiens.
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