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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Toledo Law Grad Chosen as Executive Director of NHLPA

I'm a few weeks late on this, but I wanted to extend my congratulations to Paul V. Kelly, a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law, who last month was selected as the Executive Director of the National Hockey League Players Association. The NHLPA's press releases are here and here.

Kelly attended Boston College before earning his law degree at Toledo. He practiced law at the Boston firms of Ropes & Gray, Foley Hoag, and his own firm, Kelly, Libby & Hoopes. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, which seems to be where he got his first exposure to professional hockey. Kelly was the lead prosecutor in the federal case against Alan Eagleson, the disgraced former Executive Director of the union.

Kelly's NHL experience also includes representation of players -- including Marty McSorley -- in civil and criminal matters.

Kelly will no doubt play an important role in shaping the future of the NHL, helping decide whether the league remains relevant and recovers from the labor strife of the last decade.


I really hope he can do something about ousting Colin Campbell from office. The NHL needs someone new, fast, if it ever wants to regain national prominence (or a contract with ESPN again).

The Versus contract ends after this year. I hope Campbell doesn't get greedy and turn down ESPN for more money from Versus.

Blogger WMUpsci_student -- 11/15/2007 5:11 PM  

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