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Robert Alan Eagleson (born April 24, 1933) is a Canadian lawyer, politician, hockey agent and promotor, famous for his role in promoting the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union, the Canada Cup (now the World Cup of Hockey), and his representation of famous hockey players such as Bobby Orr. He was also the first executive director of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) from 1967 until he was forced to resign in 1992. April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law (and in other forms of dispute resolution). ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Look up Agent in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An agent is an autonomous entity with an ontological commitment and agenda of its own. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The 1972 Summit Series (as it eventually came to be known) was the first competition between Soviet and Canadian professional ice hockey players (the latter being banned from Olympic play at the time due to the rules regarding the exclusion of professional athletes from amateur competition, although Soviet hockey players... The Canada Cup refers to several types of professional sporting events held in Canada: It is also the previous name of the World Cup of Golf. ... For other hockey World Cups, see World Cup (hockey) for disambiguation The World Cup of Hockey is the successor to the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament. ... Robert Gordon Orr, O.C. (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... 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. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His reputation suffered when he was accused by courts in both the United States and Canada of racketeering, fraud and embezzling player pension funds, particularly those raised from the ticket sales of the 1972 Summit Series. He was also accused of acting contrary to the interests of his clients in favor of a hockey team whose management he favoured, such as the Chicago Black Hawks. The vast majority of the work done in exposing the malfeasance of Eagleson was conducted by American newspaper writer Russ Conway of the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune. Conway ran a series of stories detailing Eagleson's activities that was eventually turned into the book Game Misconduct. Eagleson was eventually disbarred and sentenced to 18 months in jail on the criminal charges, of which he served six months. As of 2005, he is the only person ever to have resigned after being elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, and is the first of only two individuals to be stripped of the Order of Canada. Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... Embezzlement is the fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Disbarment is a penalty for lawyers. ... for other uses please see Crime (disambiguation) A crime is an act that violates a political or moral law. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning desiring a better country. ...


However, defenders of Eagleson point out that during his tenure as executive director of NHLPA, both salaries and pension benefits increased exponentially, offering real security to players that had not existed prior to that time. During the criminal proceedings against him, several players who he had supposedly defrauded were amongst his biggest supporters. Moreover, prior to Eagleson's involvement, Canadian professionals had never participated in international hockey, an involvement that has now grown into involvement in the World Hockey Championship, the World Cup of Hockey, and the Winter Olympic Games. The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ...


During one of the Summit Series games in Moscow, Eagleson garnered international attention by attempting to assault one of the referees, at which point he was seized by soldiers of the Soviet army. The Canadian players and the few Canadian fans rallied to his defence to prevent him from being arrested, providing one of the most memorable off-ice moments of the series. Saint Basils Cathedral Moskau (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronunciation: Moskvá) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 1097. ...


Eagleson was also active in politics for many years. He served in the Ontario legislature as the Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for the Toronto riding of Lakeshore from 1963 to 1967, as a fundraiser and, in the late 1960s, president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... For the U.S. cannabis reform organization, see Marijuana Policy Project. ... }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Location. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ...


In the 1963 federal election, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the riding of York West. He was defeated by hockey player Red Kelly who ran for the Liberals. The Canadian federal election of 1963 resulted in the defeat of the minority Progressive Conservative government of John George Diefenbaker. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... York West is a federal riding in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Leonard Patrick Red Kelly (born 9 July 1927 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada) is a former hockey player in the NHL who has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ...


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Alan Eagleson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1041 words)
Eagleson, then a lawyer in Toronto, first came to prominence in when Carl Brewer of the Toronto Maple Leafs hired him as his agent.
Notably, Eagleson was responsible for the decision to exlude many WHA stars from the Summit Series, including Bobby Hull, Gerry Cheevers and Derek Sanderson.
During one of the Summit Series games in Moscow, Eagleson garnered international attention by attempting to assault one of the referees after the latter failed to light the goal lamp when a Canadian player scored, at which point he was seized by soldiers of the Soviet army.
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