Craig Button

Analyst, NHL On The Fly

Craig Button has hockey in his blood. His intimate knowledge of the game and its players makes him an important asset to NHL On The Fly.

Growing up playing the game, as well as having an NHL executive for a father, hockey always has been a part of Craig Button's life. He got his start in the NHL in 1988 as a scout with 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 and helped build the team that eventually came within one game of winning the Stanley Cup in 2004. Button later joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as a scout.

Button grew up in Montreal and has a BA in Economics from Concordia University.