Howson in 2015
April 9, 1960|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||New York Islanders|
Donald Scott Howson (born April 9, 1960) is a Canadian ice hockey executive and former player. He was formerly the general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. In July 2020, he will take over as president and chief executive officer of the American Hockey League.
Howson played 2 seasons with the Kingston Canadians of the Ontario Hockey Association, and one more season with the club after they moved to the Ontario Hockey League. In that season, Howson amassed 57 goals, and 140 points in 66 games. That was second in team scoring to Bernie Nicholls, and sixth in league scoring.
Howson would then go on to play one season (1981–82) with the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL. He won the Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy as IHL rookie of the year after scoring 55 goals and 120 points in only 74 games.
Howson then played 146 games over three seasons with the Indianapolis Checkers of the Central Hockey League. It was after his time with the Checkers that Howson split two seasons between the New York Islanders, and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Indians. He played 8 games in the 1984–85 season, and another 10 in the 1985–86 season. In the total 18 games, he had 5 goals, 3 assists, and 8 points.
Howson first became the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers AHL affiliate, the Cape Breton Oilers and then the Hamilton Bulldogs. When Glen Sather left the Edmonton Oilers for the New York Rangers, and the Oilers hired Kevin Lowe, Lowe immediately promoted Howson to the Oilers where he served as assistant general manager from 2002 to 2007.
On March 12, 2013, he was hired by the Edmonton Oilers as a professional scout. On April 15, 2013, the Oilers named him the senior vice president of hockey operations. When Peter Chiarelli was hired as the Oilers' general manager in 2015, Howson's role was changed to vice president of player personnel.
- "Howson elected AHL President and CEO". AHL. February 14, 2020.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
- Columbus Blue Jackets Fire Executive VP & GM Howson[permanent dead link]
- Oilers Fire GM Tambellini
- Scott Howson career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Scott Howson career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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