Honorary Certified Hockey Professionals

Honorary CHPs

Peter Luukko, CHP
Co-Chairman
Oak View Group
Alternate Governor

In 2017, Peter Luukko, Alternate Governor of the Florida Panthers and Co-Chairman of the Oak View Group, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the business of hockey through the awarding of the honorary Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation.

Prior to joining the Panthers, Peter was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Comcast-Spectacor, L.P. where he oversaw all operations of the Philadelphia Flyers. During his 25-year tenure with Comcast-Spectacor, Peter led the company’s facility-management business, growing it from seven facilities to over 125, helped the City of Philadelphia solidify itself as an American sports mecca by attract numerous preeminent sports and entertainment events, and was instrumental in the Flyers hosting a NHL Winter Classic and the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Peter’s accomplishments in sports and facility management have led to distinct recognition from the University of Massachusetts, the City of Philadelphia and the sports and entertainment industry at large. Further information on Peter’s accomplishments, accolades, and honors throughout his career can be found here.

John F. McDonough, CHP
President & CEO
Chicago Blackhawks

In 2016, John McDonough, President and CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the business of hockey through the awarding of the first ever honorary Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation.

Under John’s leadership, the Blackhawks have been one of the most successful in the NHL both on and off the ice. Forbes Magazine has called John’s leadership in revitalizing the team and resurrecting its fan base, “the greatest sports-business turnaround ever.” In 2014, the Blackhawks were recognized as the “Best Franchise” by The Hockey News, and the momentum has carried on with the Blackhawks most recent Stanley Cup win in 2015. Further information on John’s accolades, awards, and honors can be found here.