Rob Papineau joined the Sudbury Wolves in September 2016 as the Vice-President of Hockey Operations. In April, 2017, Papineau was also named as the team’s General Manager. A native of Greater Sudbury, Papineau, brings to the Wolves more than 20 years of business experience in the community. In addition, prior to joining the Wolves, he was an NHL scout with the Carolina Hurricanes for 5+ years. Papineau also played in the Ontario Hockey League, beginning with the Ottawa 67s in 1988 and then the Detroit Ambassadors (now the Flint Firebirds) in 1990-91. Following his OHL career, Papineau played for the Laurentian Voyageurs Men’s Hockey team, graduating from the SPAD program in 1995.
Rob oversees all aspects of hockey operations, including scouting, roster management, analytics, and team operations. He leads the team’s vision of being a model OHL franchise and a preferred destination for players. Rob has both extensive business and hockey experience and is an intelligent mind who believes in world class operations.