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  • Hockey coach Mike BabcockToronto Maple Leafs 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, was part of two Stanley Cup championships as a former assistant coach for the the Los Angeles Kings (2012) and Chicago Blackhawks (2013). He is now the head coach and general manager for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.
  • 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.
  • 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. In 2015, she was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
  • Meg Hewings, BA’00, is the general manager of the Montreal Stars in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.
  • 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. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2013.
  • 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.
  • Ram Padmanabhan, BA’90, is the vice president of financial and general counsel for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls.
  • 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.
  • McGill Chancellor emeritus Dick Pound, BCom'62, BCL'67, LLD’09, has been part of the Olympic movement for more than 40 years. He has participated as an athlete, an advocate, as the Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as a former Chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency and as Chairman of the Olympic Broadcasting Services. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.
  • Kim St-Pierre, BEd'05, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time World Champion hockey player.