National Hockey League Players' Association facts for kids

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NHLPA
National Hockey League Players' Association
Founded June 1967
Members 1005 (2007-2008)
Country Canada Canada
United States United States
Key people Paul Kelly
(Executive Director)
Office location Canada Toronto, Ontario
Website www.nhlpa.com

The National Hockey League Players' Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League of North America.

Organization

While the management of daily operations is the responsibility of the NHLPA Executive Director Paul Kelly, the ultimate control over all NHLPA activities resides with the players, who each year elect representatives in order to form an Executive Board.

Executive Directors

  • Alan Eagleson, 1967–91
  • vacant (Due to Eagleson's Resignation), 1991–92
  • Bob Goodenow, 1992–2005
  • Ted Saskin, 2005–07
  • Paul Kelly, 2007-present

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