NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

TEAM Coalition and the National Hockey League are supporting the designated driver programs at NHL arenas every season with a special incentive called the Responsibility Has Its Rewards (RHIR) sweepstakes. Fans who register to be a designated driver pledge to not drink alcohol, drive their friends and family home safely, and ensure that everyone always buckles up.

At the end of the season, one Designated Driver for the Season from each team is selected. One Grand Prize winner is selected from the Designated Drivers for the Season and will receive a trip for two (2) to the next season’s NHL® All-Star Game. The All-Star Game trip includes two (2) tickets to the game, round trip airfare, and hotel accommodations (if necessary).

A first prize for the RHIR sweepstakes is also awarded. The remaining Designated Drivers for the Season who did not win the trip to the NHL® All-Star Game are qualified to win the first prize. The first prize winner will receive two(2) tickets to a regular-season home game in the following season.

Entrants for the Responsibility Has Its Rewards sweepstakes were all NHL fans who pledged to be the designated driver for their friends and family at an NHL arena during the regular season. Entry was also available online at https://rhir.org or by mail.

NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

2017 – 2018 NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

 

Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes Melanie Zanger
Boston Bruins Sami Saba
Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes Robert Pelley
Chicago Blackhawks Sandy Schalund
Colorado Avalanche Michael Matheson
Columbus Blue Jackets Stacy Arndt
Dallas Stars Zach Ingrim
Detroit Red Wings Julie Way
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers  Leanne Perez
Los Angeles Kings Jack Antflick
Minnesota Wild David Kisch
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils Rob Kircher
New York Islanders
New York Rangers Meira Goldgrab
Ottawa Senators  Cassandre Hurtubise
Philadelphia Flyers Sharon Caine
Pittsburgh Penguins  JP Matthews
San Jose Sharks Kathy Martorado
St. Louis Blues Patrick Dolan
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs Helen Siomos
Vancouver Canucks
Vegas Golden Knights  Kitt Doupe
Washington Capitals Evelyn Lukasik
Winnipeg Jets  Cheryl Sommerfield

2016 – 2017 NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

 

Anaheim Ducks Tracey Jacobs
Arizona Coyotes Tim Horne
Boston Bruins Treavor Laraway
Buffalo Sabres Nicole McKee
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes William Joseph Owens
Chicago Blackhawks Mary Wattman
Colorado Avalanche Charles Diehl
Columbus Blue Jackets Paul Sapp
Dallas Stars Holly Boyter
Detroit Red Wings Sharon Turbiak – RHIR Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers Bob Rubin
Los Angeles Kings Kathleen Budar
Minnesota Wild Lisa Kronstedt
Montreal Canadiens Helen Harrah
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils Adam Polyak
New York Islanders Todd Pollard
New York Rangers Bruce Klein
Ottawa Senators Nancy Grundy
Philadelphia Flyers John Demchuk
Pittsburgh Penguins Melissa Patton
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues Martha Williams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs Michael Wong
Vancouver Canucks Heather George
Washington Capitals Mark Friedman – RHIR Sweepstakes First Prize Winner
Winnipeg Jets

2015 – 2016 NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

 

Anaheim Ducks Tom Doorn
Arizona Coyotes Ashley Bowie
Boston Bruins Brian Fox – RHIR Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner
Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames Maureen Bell
Carolina Hurricanes Wendy Phillips
Chicago Blackhawks Brian Nelson – RHIR Sweepstakes First Prize Winner
Colorado Avalanche Larry Ulrich
Columbus Blue Jackets Justin Kennell
Dallas Stars Sarah Pratt
Detroit Red Wings Dana Stephens
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers Danielle Klaristenfeld
Los Angeles Kings Larry Bell
Minnesota Wild Bill Kobett
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators Mollie Cole
New Jersey Devils Ellen Chimento
New York Islanders Robert Alesandrino
New York Rangers Frank Cambria
Ottawa Senators Cassandre Hurtubise
Philadelphia Flyers Sandra Wurm
Pittsburgh Penguins
San Jose Sharks Tim Won
St. Louis Blues Lisa Biodgen
Tampa Bay Lightning Don Creamer
Toronto Maple Leafs Neil Beine
Vancouver Canucks Tracy Defoe
Washington Capitals Donna Ford
Winnipeg Jets Joel Bourgeois

2014 – 2015 NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

 

Anaheim Ducks  Blake Adair
Arizona Coyotes  Mark Thompson
Boston Bruins  Steve Johnson
Buffalo Sabres  Edward Carier
Calgary Flames  Cody Harbidge
Carolina Hurricanes  Heather Middleton
Chicago Blackhawks  Corey Hudson
Colorado Avalanche  Jeff Hansen
Columbus Blue Jackets  Annie Pulcini
Dallas Stars
Detroit Red Wings  Jennifer Gray
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers  Carolyne Spataro
Los Angeles Kings  Patty Rivera
Minnesota Wild  Jennifer Foley
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators  Craig Edwards
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders  Richard Guanci
New York Rangers  Tim Bennett
Ottawa Senators  Sarah Baldwin
Philadelphia Flyers  Josephine Marchetta
Pittsburgh Penguins  Wendy Bishop
San Jose Sharks  Andrew Muniz
St. Louis Blues  Terry Wells
Tampa Bay Lightning  Steven Hoarn
Toronto Maple Leafs  Trevor West
Vancouver Canucks  Valeri Klaric
Washington Capitals  Stephen Peyton
Winnipeg Jets  Christopher Frayer

2013 – 2014 NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

 

Anaheim Ducks Rob Helfand
Boston Bruins Al Dawson
Buffalo Sabres William Kelley
Calgary Flames Heather Quinn
Carolina Hurricanes Keith Lankford
Chicago Blackhawks Matthew Robins
Colorado Avalanche Louise Costello
Columbus Blue Jackets Patty Arbogast
Dallas Stars Keith Mikula
Detroit Red Wings Alec Petrelak
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers Aaron Philipson
Los Angeles Kings Garrett Williams
Minnesota Wild Tom Soelter
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators Kristen Hoetzel-Go
New Jersey Devils John Kozimbo
New York Islanders Bunny Beisel
New York Rangers Max Neuberger
Ottawa Senators Abdulraheem Masoud
Philadelphia Flyers Kathleen Maxwell
Phoenix Coyotes Tonia Rogers
Pittsburgh Penguins David Sabina
San Jose Sharks Haleh Yee
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs Angela St. Denis
Vancouver Canucks
Washington Capitals Don May
Winnipeg Jets Wendy Rahaman

2012 – 2013 NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

 

Anaheim Ducks Joyce Cole
Boston Bruins Dharmendra Acharya
Buffalo Sabres Margo Sperandeo
Calgary Flames Ashley Greenham
Carolina Hurricanes Marcus Turner
Chicago Blackhawks Matthew Clark
Colorado Avalanche Ted Koch
Columbus Blue Jackets Ted Altenburg
Dallas Stars Doris Seabolt
Detroit Red Wings Peter Skinner
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
Los Angeles Kings Diana Nakagaki
Minnesota Wild Eric Pearson
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils Ralph Cicetti
New York Islanders Harmonie Saltzman
New York Rangers Diane Culmone
Ottawa Senators Teri Murphy
Philadelphia Flyers Lorianne Lowy
Phoenix Coyotes Matt Gordon
Pittsburgh Penguins Peter Osterhus
San Jose Sharks Jason Goldsmith
St. Louis Blues Linda Yancey
Tampa Bay Lightning John Thresher
Toronto Maple Leafs David Hosaki
Vancouver Canucks Stephanie Eglitis
Washington Capitals Lisa Cloud
Winnipeg Jets Melanie Kane

2011 – 2012 NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

 

Anaheim Ducks Danielle Lamprecht
Boston Bruins Karen Harris
Buffalo Sabres Candy Kane – RHIR Sweepstakes First Prize Winner
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes Sara Fish
Chicago Blackhawks Andrea Walter
Colorado Avalanche Chris Matoush
Columbus Blue Jackets John Murphy
Dallas Stars Patrick Arnold
Detroit Red Wings Terry Montgomery
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
Los Angeles Kings Robert Levine
Minnesota Wild Phil Kurth
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils Michael Phillips
New York Islanders
New York Rangers Dennis Poulos
Ottawa Senators Gordon Clark
Philadelphia Flyers Delores Gilchrist RHIR Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner
Phoenix Coyotes
Pittsburgh Penguins Allison Brumbaugh
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues Amy Whitaker
Tampa Bay Lightning Lisa Tadlock
Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks Katie Baker
Washington Capitals Paul Pelletier
Winnipeg Jets

2010 – 2011 NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

 

Anaheim Ducks Carol Cebula
Atlanta Thrashers Greg Robertson
Carolina Hurricanes Barry Betts – RHIR Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner
Chicago Blackhawks Norm Meier
Colorado Avalanche Mike Monroe – RHIR Sweepstakes First Prize Winner
Columbus Blue Jackets Courtney Barry
Dallas Stars Alyssa Long
Detroit Red Wings Melissa Manczak
Los Angeles Kings Julie Leh
New Jersey Devils Leo Scaglione
New York Rangers James Keenan
Ottawa Senators Brian Nolet
Philadelphia Flyers Gerald Nigro
Pittsburgh Penguins Michael Dimperio
St. Louis Blues Jake Kavanaugh
Tampa Bay Lightning Amy Goodman
Vancouver Canucks Ava Hawkes
Washington Capitals Samuel Weiland

2009 – 2010 NHL Designated Drivers for the Season

 

Atlanta Thrashers Lisa Hartman 2011 NHL® All-Star Game winner
Carolina Hurricanes Kelly Boylan
Colorado Avalanche Stephen Cote
Detroit Red Wings Jennifer Ignatowski
Ottawa Senators Gail Addison
Tampa Bay Lightning Debra Guzzetta

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