Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations
Scout Dan Marr
Director of Central Scouting
Gary B. Bettman
NHL was founded in the year 1917. The organisation has been active for almost 101 years now. The organisation was a successor to the National Hockey Association. The founder of the organisation was Thomas Patrick Gorman. The organisation has its roots back in the year 1909 when the NHA began to play one year later with seven teams in Ontario and Quebec, Canada and was one of the first major leagues in professional ice hockey as well. During the NHA's eighth season, a series of disputes with the Toronto Blueshirts owner, named Eddie Livingstone, had led team owners of the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Wanderers and Quebec Bulldogs to hold a meeting, in order to discuss the league's future. During that time, the NHA constitution left them unable to force Livingstone out, and thus the four teams voted instead to suspend the NHA. Therefore, in the year 1917, the National Hockey League was created. Frank Calder was chosen as the organisation’s first president, serving until his death in the year 1943.
The first NHL All-Star Game was held in the year 1934, in order to benefit Ace Bailey, whose career ended on a vicious hit by another player named, Eddie Shore. The second game was held in the year 1937, in support of Howie Morenz's family when he had died of a coronary embolism, after breaking his leg during a game. The league had almost doubled in size for the 1967 - 68 season, adding teams like the Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, St Louis Blues and California Seals. In the year 1974, the Washington Capitals and Kansas City Scouts were added to the league, bringing the league total up to 18 teams. There have also been significant labour issues during the operations of the organisations' history. There have been almost four league-wide work stoppages in league history - all happening since the year 1992. The first was a strike by the National Hockey League Players' Association in the year 1992 itself, which had lasted for ten days, but the strike was settled quickly, and all affected games were rescheduled as well too. From the year 1952 to the year 1955, Marguerite Norris had served as the president of the Detroit Red Wings - which was the first woman NHL executive and also the first woman to have her name engraved on the Stanley Cup as well. The headquarters of the company is based in 1185 6th Avenue. The name of the place is New York, while the name of the state is New York, USA. The pin code of the area is 10036.
NHL is a Canadian organisation that focuses on the holding of the national hockey professional teams and matches, in North America, comprising of almost 31 units in total - 24 teams from the USA and the rest seven teams from Canada. The current commissioner of the organisation is Gary Bettman. The CEO of the organisation is Ari Segal.
The primary services provided by the organisation include the maintenance, holding and also the control of one of the world’s premier professional sports leagues, in the USA and Canada. The organisation helps in keeping the operations of the competition in good faith, by maintaining contacts with the teams, players, agents, etcetera.
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