Honoured Members


Date of Birth: 1976-05-19

Born in Edmonton, Jason Botterill moved with his family to Winnipeg at the age of 4. Along with his Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame member sister, Jennifer, the Botterill house was always busy with sports.

After a successful minor hockey career in Fort Garry and a 1991 Purolator Challenge Cup Western Canada Bantam title, Jason attended St. Pauls Prep School in New Hampshire before attending the University of Michigan where he helped lead the Wolverines to an NCAA national championship in 1996.

He is also the only Canadian to ever win a gold medal in three straight World Junior Hockey Championships.

Jason was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the first round with the 20th overall selection of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. In eight seasons as a pro, Botterill played in 481 professional games in the NHL and AHL and added a 2001 Calder Cup title with Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League.

Botterill's career was abruptly halted after suffering a concussion as a member of the Rochester Americans in 2004. Armed with Economics and MBA degrees, he stepped into scouting and then the management side of hockey. Joining the NHLs Pittsburgh Penguins in 2007, where he was a key part of 3 Stanley Cups as an Assistant and Associate General Manager.

He would serve 3 years as the General Manager of the Buffalos Sabres before joining the expansion Seattle Kraken in 2021.