Steve Staios was named president of the Hamilton Bulldogs on June 5, 2015. A Hamilton native and former National Hockey League defenceman and coach, he joined the Bulldogs after spending the previous three years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he served in various positions, including manager of player development, player development advisor and assistant coach.
Staios spent 18 seasons in the NHL as a defenceman, playing in 1,001 regular season games from 1995 to 2012 with the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Thrashers, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and New York Islanders. He amassed 220 points (56 goals, 164 assists) in the regular season and six points (one goal, five assists) in 33 post-season games. Prior to beginning his NHL career, Staios competed in the Ontario Hockey League with the Niagara Falls Thunder (1990-92) and the Sudbury Wolves (1992-93).
Staios has experience on the international stage as well, having served as director of player development with Team Canada at the 2014 World Championship. As a player, he won gold medals at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships and a silver medal at the 2008 World Championship, all with Team Canada.