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  • Hockey coach Mike BabcockDetroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, BEd'86, is a member of the exclusive Triple Gold Club, having won Olympic Gold (2014 & 2010), the Stanley Cup (2008), and the World Championship (2004). He also led Team Canada to gold medals at the 1997 World Junior Championships.
  • Jamie Kompon, BEd'89, is the assistant coach of the Chicago Black Hawks. Previously, he was the assistant coach with the LA Kings when they won their first-ever Stanley Cup in the 2011-2012 season. 
  • J.G.A. Creighton, BCL1880, is widely acknowledged as the developer of North American ice hockey rules.
  • Hockey player Ken Dryden, LLB'73, won six Stanley Cups in just eight seasons (1971-1979) as the goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame.
  • George Hodgson, BEng1916, is McGill's first athlete to win an Olympic gold medal.
  • At the time of his retirement, sports broadcaster and author Dick Irvin, Jr., BCom'53, was the longest serving member of CBC Television's Hockey Night in Canada in history. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2004, and the CBC Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • Don Meehan, LLB'75, has become one of the most successful player agents in hockey, and is regularly named as one of the most influential people in Canadian sport.
  • James Naismith, BA1888, invented basketball in 1891 while teaching at Springfield College in Massachusetts. He also introduced the first football helmet.
  • As president of the Pacific Coast Hockey League, Frank Patrick, BA1908, introduced rules such as the blue line, the forward pass, and the playoff system, which would later be adopted by the National Hockey League. In total, Patrick is credited with 22 enduring changes to the NHL rulebook.
  • Kim St-Pierre, BEd'05, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time World Champion hockey player.
  • Jennifer Heil, BCom'13, is a world-class freestyle skier who won the first gold medal for Canada in the 2006 Olympics and a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics.