Art Berglund's career in international ice hockey spans five decades, during which time he managed or served on the administrative staff of more than 30 U.S. teams.
Berglund's start in international ice hockey came soon after his graduation from Colorado College in 1963. After playing professional hockey in Switzerland and Austria, Berglund was hired by the legendary Wm. Thayer Tutt to work at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO. He went on to oversee the facility for 13 years and, during that time, managed three U.S. Men's National Teams (1973-75).
After accepting his first Olympic assignment as general manager of the 1976 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team, Berglund took on the same role for eight U.S. National Junior Teams (1977, 1981 and 1986-87, 1989-1992).
Berglund served as the general manager for five more U.S. Men's National Teams from 1985-90. He was also the assistant general manager for the 1983 U.S. Men's National Team and for the 1981 and 1991 U.S. squads that competed at the Canada Cup.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Berglund served as an NHL scout for the St. Louis Blues and as director of player recruitment for the Colorado Rockies. Then, in 1984, he joined USA Hockey's national office as its director of national teams and international activities. After 11 years, Berglund was named senior director of international administration in 1996.
Berglund chaired the 1984 U.S. Olympic Player Selection Committee and managed his second U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team in 1988. He was also director of player personnel for three U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Teams (1992, 1994, and 2002), including the silver medal-winning squad at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 1992, the NHL awarded Berglund its prestigious Lester Patrick Award for his outstanding contributions to the sport of hockey in the United States. Eight years later, the American Hockey Coaches Association name Berglund the recipient of the Jim Fullerton award, which annually recognizes an individual who demonstrates a love for the purity of the sport. In 2005, USA Hockey presented him with its Builders Award for his lasting contributions to the long-term growth and success of USA Hockey.
Berglund was inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, the Colorado College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006 and both the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame and the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2008.
He retired from USA Hockey on June 30, 2005, but remains a consultant for the organization.