Scott Salmond
Vice President • Hockey operations and national teams
Karriere Level

“Hockey in Canada is the most important sport in the country”, says Scott Salmond, Vice-president of hockey operations and national teams. He thinks that for this job “you need to have great personal skills and be able to relate to people under different level.”


Drei Ratschläge an Dein 14jähriges Ich!

I think to make sure that your education is important and as much as that time I was focused on being a hockey player, there is always life after hockey in terms of a being a player and try to understand the bigger picture. I think to work as hard as you can and have no regrets, so whether that’s as a player or in school or whatever that maybe. You and I think, you know maybe be realistic about your expectations and understand especially trying to be a hockey player, when you reach that point of “It’s not going to happen for you”, then be able to turn the page and move on to a different path of your career.

Was steht auf Deiner Visitenkarte?

My name is Scott Salmond, I’m the vice president of the hockey operations in national teams for Hockey Canada.

Was ist das coolste an Deinem Job?

Hockey in Canada is the most important sports in the country so I get to oversee the most important team in the country, which is team Canada, men’s Ice Hockey Team, and with that we have an opportunity every year to win, whether it is Olympic games, world champions under 20 and travel around the world and have the opportunity to win gold medals.

Welche Einschränkungen bringt Dein Job mit sich?

Well, challenges probably are the same sort of thing, the expectations. The expectation in Canada is that you will win and a lot of times, unless you win, people are not satisfied, not a lot of time all the time. So there is a lot of higher expectations for our team and our program. So to live up to those expectations all the time is very difficult.

Worum geht es in Deinem Job?

Yeah it really depends on the day, but when we are preparing for tournaments, world’s championships, all my day is coaching the players, talking to management, talking to coaches, overseeing all of our team operations, so everything from travels to hotel to [opaque 00:01:59] campsites. Everything to do with hockey operations and my staff, I kind of oversee that from day to day. I have eight people that work with me.

Wie sieht Dein Werdegang aus?

Originally I was a hockey player and when I finished playing, I went to university. I got a degree in Sports Administration and I started working 20 years ago for sports organization in Canada hockey VC which is a provincial organization. I was there for five years and then started with Hockey Canada 14 years ago with the national team under 18 under 17 level as a manager, and over the last 14 years as a manager, as a director, senior director and now senior vice president of hockey operations.

Ginge es auch ohne Deinem Werdegang?

First of all, I think it would be possible without being a player, but you would have to have knowledge of the game and some involvement of the game obviously before you can get into my job. Then secondly, I think you need to have a great interpersonal skills, be able to relate to people on a different level whether its players, trainers, managers, coaches and be able to build relationships with people internationally, to be able to get the things done that we need to get done.