Ian Walsh (ice hockey)

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Ian Walsh (born May 9, 1972 in Philadelphia) has been a National Hockey League referee since the 2000–01 NHL season, and wears uniform number 29.[1] Walsh started officiating ice hockey in the Philadelphia area at age 15.[2] He has also worked as an official in the United States Hockey League[3] and the ECHL.[4]

Ian Walsh's first NHL game was between the New Jersey Devils and the Anaheim Ducks on October 14, 2000.[2] He worked his first NHL playoff game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 16, 2009.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Ian Walsh's profile at". Nhlofficials.com. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ a b Matt Nilles (2000-10-14). "NHL Officials Prime-Time Players". Usahockeymagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  3. ^ "USHL On-Ice Officials". Ushl.com. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Premier 'AA' Hockey League | Carnathan receives Ryan Birmingham Award". The Echl. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  5. ^ Aiello, Dave (2009-04-17). "Ian Walsh Becomes the First Atlantic District Official to Referee an NHL Playoff Game // AAHArefs". Aaharefs.org. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  6. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings - 04/16/2009". Nhl.com. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2013-12-03.