Steve Spott

Position: Head Coach & General Manager


In 2001-02 Steve joined the Rangers as an assistant coach. He became Head Coach & General Manager prior to the 2008-09 season.

He began his OHL career with the Plymouth Whalers in 1996-97. He spent five years with Plymouth and during that time they won two Hamilton Spectator Awards with the OHL's best record while making two appearances in the OHL Finals.

In 2002-03 the team captured the Hamilton Spectator Trophy and went on to win the OHL and Memorial Cup titles. In 2007-08, the team again won the Hamilton Spectator Trophy as well as the OHL championship. The Rangers were finalists at the 2008 Memorial Cup held in Kitchener .

Steve was head coach for Ontario 's U-17 Team at the 1999 Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook , Newfoundland . He was also head coach for Ontario 's silver medal winning team at the 2000 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. In the summer of 2008 he was an assistant coach with Team Canada at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament where Canada captured the gold medal. Steve was selected OCAA Coach of the Year in 1994-95 while at Seneca College .

In 2009, Steve was an assistant coach for Team Canada 's U18 team that played at the IIHF U18 championship in Fargo , ND . In 2010, Steve proudly stepped in as Assistant Coach for Canada at the Saskatoon World Junior U20 Championship where the team successfully brought home the silver medal.

In 2011, Steve was the head coach for Team Canada's U18 team that won gold at the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic. He will lead Canada’s National Junior Team for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship, scheduled for Dec. 26, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013 in Ufa, Russia.

Prior to coaching, Steve played four years at Colgate University (NCAA) from 1986-90. He also played two seasons of pro hockey from 1990-92 that included stops in the AHL, ECHL and Holland (Premier League).

He has strong scouting and recruiting skills and his extensive network has made him a major contributor to the team's ability to attract free agent signings.

Steve and his wife Lisa reside in Waterloo with their son and daughter.

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