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Hockey Canada's Tom Renney to Retire as CEO

Tom Renney is retiring as the CEO of Hockey Canada and president Scott Smith will take over effective July 1.
Tom Renney

Tom Renney is retiring as the CEO of Hockey Canada and president Scott Smith will take over effective July 1.

Renney has worked in various capacities with Hockey Canada dating back to the 1990s, when he started as an assistant coach with Canada's World Junior Championship team in 1992. He acted as a coach at various levels before earning his first NHL coaching job with Vancouver in 1996 before grabbing his first manager gig with Canada's women's national team in 2000. 

Renney was hired as president and CEO of Hockey Canada in 2014, a role he held through various Olympic, World Championship, World Junior Championship and other events of all levels. 

As a coach, Renney won the 1992 Memorial Cup, silver at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games and various other medals at other levels. Renney was named WHL coach of the year as a freshman in 1990-91 before getting his first NHL coaching gig in 1996-97. Renney also served as coach for the New York Rangers for five seasons, and Edmonton for an additional two campaigns, while also serving as Detroit's assistant for two years.

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