Devorski in 2008 Preseason Game
August 18, 1958 |
Guelph, ON, CAN
|Occupation||Retired NHL referee|
Paul Devorski (born August 18, 1958) is a retired National Hockey League referee, who wore uniform number 10 since the 1994–95 NHL season. He refereed his first NHL game on October 14, 1989, and has been wearing a helmet while refereeing NHL games since the 2005–06 NHL season. He was one of the selected referees who officiated the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals with Dan O'Halloran, and was selected again to officiate the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals along with O'Halloran, as well as the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals alongside Dennis LaRue. He is the older brother of NHL linesman Greg Devorski.
Devorski officiated his final NHL game on Sunday April 5, 2015 in Philadelphia. The contest was between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Devorski is Canadian with Ukrainian and Irish origin. He is one of eight children (parents: Ralph William (Bill) and Bernadette Devorski, Guelph, Ontario Canada) and is the father of son, Luk and daughter, Elle. Devorski resides with his family in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and enjoys returning to his hometown of Guelph, Ontario Canada to visit his parents, siblings and friends every chance he gets. Along with his 1978 Centennial Cup winning teammates, Paul Devorski was inducted into the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame, having served as team captain of the Guelph (Holody) Platers when the team defeated the Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) 4-games-to-none to win the Centennial Cup Championships.
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