Senior Counsel, National Hockey League Players’ Association
Roman Stoykewych has been a member of the Legal Department of the National Hockey League Players’ Association since 2009, currently serving as Senior Counsel. He has provided advice and representation to professional hockey players in numerous disciplinary proceedings and grievance arbitration hearings involving misconduct both on and off the ice, including violations of the NHL-NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. Stoykewych provides legal advice and support to the union’s representatives on the committee that administers the Performance Enhancing Substances Program. Stoykewych is also a member of various joint committees that deal with medico-legal matters, including concussion management protocols and other health and safety issues. In addition, Stoykewych is the lawyer responsible for the administration of the NHLPA’s Agent Certification program.
Prior to joining the NHLPA, Stoykewych was General Counsel to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. He also served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, where he adjudicated disputes between trade unions, management and employees, and arbitrated grievances. He holds a Masters’ degree in Political Science from Queen’s University, and received his LL.B from the University of Toronto and his LL.M. from the University of Cambridge.