The Peterborough Petes Board of Directors have named alumnus and Hall of Famer Bob Gainey as a Senior Advisor ahead of the 2018/2019 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.
“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,” says Gainey.
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. He 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.