Émilie Castonguay

Assistant general manager, Vancouver Canucks

Émilie Castonguay was born in Montreal, Quebec. Her journey in the realm of sports and academia has been marked by numerous achievements and firsts that have shattered glass ceilings and redefined possibilities.

Her passion for hockey led her to an NCAA Division 1 Hockey career, during which she distinguished herself as a leader both on and off the ice. Notably, she was named Captain during her Junior and Senior years.

Émilie's pursuit of knowledge led her to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Niagara University in 2009, setting the foundation for her future endeavors. Building upon this, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Montreal in 2012, further showcasing her dedication to a holistic understanding of her field.

A member of the Quebec Bar Association, Émilie combined her legal expertise with her passion for sports by becoming the first female Player Agent in Canada to be Certified by the NHL Players' Association in 2016.

In 2020, she became the first female Player Agent to represent a 1st overall pick in the NHL Draft, solidifying her reputation as a trusted advisor to emerging talent.

Taking her accomplishments to new heights, in 2022, she made history as the first female to be named Assistant General Manager in the NHL. She is currently entering her second full season as the Vancouver Canucks AGM.

Émilie Castonguay's story is one of persistence, expertise, and empowerment. Her trailblazing spirit has not only reshaped the landscape of professional hockey management but has also paved the way for future generations of women in the industry.

1:15 – 2:00 pm

friday friday, sept 8th

reflective panel

Panelists: Sheldon Kennedy, Emilie Castonguay, Melody Davidson, Bayne Pettinger