15 Facts About Jay Feaster


Jay Harry Feaster was born on July 30,1962 and is a National Hockey League executive currently serving as the Executive Director of Community Hockey Development for the Tampa Bay Lightning.


Jay Feaster is the former general manager of the Calgary Flames, having served from May 16,2011 to December 12,2013, after serving as acting general manager since December 28,2010, following Darryl Sutter's resignation.


Jay Feaster was the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning for six years, during which he was named the NHL's executive of the year by The Sporting News in 2004 after guiding the Lightning to their first Stanley Cup championship.


Jay Feaster's dealings brought him in frequent contact with one of their properties, the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.


Jay Feaster served in the post for eight years during which he was named the AHL's Executive of the Year in 1997 after the Bears won the Calder Cup.


Jay Feaster accepted, and quickly took over contractual and legal matters for the organization.


Jay Feaster continued in that position through the tenures of Demers and Rick Dudley until he was promoted as Dudley's replacement in February 2002.


Jay Feaster hired John Tortorella to be the coach of Tampa and led them to their Stanley Cup win.


Jay Feaster remained general manager until 2008, when he grew frustrated at interference in the team's hockey operations by the Lightning's new owners Len Barrie and Oren Koules.


Jay Feaster wrote a blog for The Hockey News during that time, and participated in chats on NHL radio.


Jay Feaster was hired by the Calgary Flames to serve as assistant general manager to Darryl Sutter in July 2010.


On May 18,2011, Jay Feaster became the permanent general manager of the Flames, removing the acting title.


On December 12,2013, Jay Feaster was relieved as general manager of the Flames.


Jay Feaster traveled to Hilton Head Island, and took it to his home in Florida.


On July 7,2014, Jay Feaster rejoined the Tampa Bay Lightning front office as their executive director of community hockey development.