Zelkin Named Officiating Development Manager


Dave Fischer

August 16, 2013, Colorado Springs, Colo. (ISN) – Scott Zelkin (Chicago, Ill.), whose nearly 30-year on-ice officiating career included 13 years in the National Hockey League, has been named manager of officiating development for USA Hockey it was announced today.

“Scott brings both high-level experience on the ice along with a commitment and passion for the development of officials,” said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “We’re excited to have him as a member of our staff and look forward to the positive influence he’ll bring to the continued evolution of our officiating development program.”

Zelkin has been a member of USA Hockey’s national officiating instructor staff since 1990. He has also spent time with the organization as a supervisor in the junior officiating development program from 2007-10 and as an associate to the officiating program in 1993-94.

Between 1986-2003, Zelkin officiated more than 1,000 games in professional hockey between the NHL, American Hockey League and International Hockey League.

He has also officiated at the collegiate and junior levels, spending time with both the Hockey East Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association of the NCAA, along with a stint in the United States Hockey League from 1988-91.

Internationally, Zelkin has officiated in two International Ice Hockey Federation events, including the 1991 Men’s World Championship and 1992 World Junior Championship.

The Wilmette, Ill., native began officiating in 1981 at the age of 12 and currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Pauline, and sons, Noah and Eli.