Don Van Massenhoven
|Don Van Massenhoven|
Don Van Massenhoven (right) with Tim Thomas in 2008
July 17, 1960 |
VanMassenhoven was one of two referees (Dan O'Halloran was the other) during a November 21, 2005 game between the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena where Jiri Fischer suddenly suffered a seizure and went into cardiac arrest. The game was later postponed because of what happened and was made up on January 23, 2006.
VanMassenhoven officiated his last game on April 4, 2014, between the Buffalo Sabres and the Detroit Red Wings. It was at his request to work his final game at Joe Louis Arena. He officiated 1,366 games over his career.
- http://www.nhlofficials.com/member_listing.asp?member_id=2096 Don VanMassenhoven's profile at NHLOfficials.com
- "NHL referees anxious to get back to work". CTV.ca. July 13, 2005. Archived from the original on March 14, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Detroit/2005/11/23/1319484-sun.html Fischer's collapse leaves referee shaken
- http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/2014/04/02/21574706.html Legendary NHL referee Don Van Massenhoven set to retire
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