Craig Button is currently a ice hockey analyst for TSN and a former National Hockey League executive. He brings his intimate knowledge of the game to his role as ice hockey analyst for CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Craig Button Biography
Craig Button is currently a ice hockey analyst for TSN and a former National Hockey League executive. He brings his intimate knowledge of the game to his role as ice hockey analyst for CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Currently a key hockey analyst and scout for TSN, Button offers invaluable insights on the game and its players that come from decades of industry experience.
For the past nine years, Button has been a key analyst on That’s Hockey and That’s Hockey 2nite for TSN, and his respected Craig’s List delivers a monthly ranking of the top players eligible for the upcoming NHL Draft. He is also a long-time analyst on NHL Network’s NHL On The Fly.
Button started with the NHL in 1988 as a scout for the Minnesota North Stars and before long was named the team’s Director of Scouting. Button stayed with the organization through its move to Dallas and later was named Director of Player Personnel, a position he held during the Stars’ Stanley Cup championship season in 1999. From 2000-03 Button served as Vice President and General Manager of the Calgary Flames. Button later joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as a scout.
As a former NHL executive and scout, TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button draws on his intimate knowledge of the game and its players to deliver insight on the NHL’s top prospects. He is also a key analyst on THAT’S HOCKEY and TSN’s regional NHL broadcasts. His respected CRAIG’S LIST delivers a regular ranking of the top players eligible for the upcoming NHL Draft.
Button started his NHL career in 1988 as a scout with the Minnesota North Stars. He stayed with the team during its move to Dallas and served as the Director of Player Personnel during the Stars’ Stanley Cup championship season in 1999. The Calgary resident was GM of the Calgary Flames from 2000-2003 and was also a pro scout with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Craig Button Age
He was born January 3, 1963, Rochester, New York, U.S. He is 59 years old as of 2022. Craig celebrates his birthday January 3rd every year.
Craig Button Family
Born in Rochester, New York, Button entered the world of hockey at birth. His father, Jack Button, was an executive with the Rochester Americans, and his mother, Bridget, was the secretary to long-time Toronto Maple Leafs’ General Manager and Head Coach and Hockey Hall of Fame member George “Punch” Imlach.
Jack held executive positions at the American Hockey League before embarking on an extensive career as an NHL executive. Button’s brother Tod was an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals and is currently the Director of Scouting with the Calgary Flames.
The Button family moved to Montreal in 1975 when Jack was hired by NHL President Clarence Campbell to institute and manage the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.