Thomas Drance

Media in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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I'm the Vice President of Communications and Public Relations for the Florida Panthers, a National Hockey League club based in Sunrise, Fl..

Prior to taking on my new job with the Panthers I worked as the editor in chief of the Nation Network and as a freelance writer and reporter. I've contributed to Sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet Magazine and The Sporting News among a variety of other outlets. I was a member of the Professional Hockey Writer's Association between 2014 and 2016.

From 2013 trough to 2015, I was employed as a full-time NHL news editor with theScore where I specialized in mobile-first NHL news content.

I was theScore's lead hockey news editor covering men's and women's ice hockey during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and produced the highly lauded 'Unique Team Traits' series with Justin Bourne during the fall of 2014.

An expert in new media, sports media and hockey research; I have acted as a consultant on behalf of communications companies, public relations firms and insurance companies.

In 2009, I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.