Tom Renney retires as Hockey Canada CEO, replaced by Scott Smith

An emotional Tom Renney explains his decision to step down as Hockey Canada CEO after 8 years at the helm, says he's leaving it in great hands, as Scott Smith will take over his role.

CALGARY – Tom Renney has retired as Hockey Canada's chief executive officer after eight years and will be replaced by Scott Smith.

Renney was appointed president and CEO in 2014. He replaced Bob Nicholson, who held those positions for 16 years. Nicholson is now with the Oilers Entertainment Group.

Renney stepped out of the role of president in 2017 when Smith, Hockey Canada's chief operating officer stepped into it. Renney continued as CEO.

Smith has held various jobs in Hockey Canada since 1995. The 55-year-old from Bathurst, N.B., became chief operating officer in 2007.

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