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Encyclopedia > NHL Players Association
NHLPA
Image:NHLPA logo.jpg
National Hockey League Players Association
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Founded June 1967
Cur. affiliation date
Date dissolved
Members
Country Canada, United States
Head union
Affiliation
Key people Ted Saskin, executive director
Office location 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. Image File history File links NHLPA_logo. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Ted Saskin is the current NHL Players Association executive director. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ...


History

The association formed in June 1967, when representatives of the six NHL teams met and elected Bob Pulford their first president and appointed Alan Eagleson as its executive director. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Bob Pulford (March 31, 1936 in Newton Robinson, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League. ... 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...


An earlier NHLPA had been formed in 1957 by hockey players Ted Lindsay of the Detroit Red Wings and Doug Harvey of the Montreal Canadiens after the league had refused to release financial information. The owners broke the union by trading players involved with the organization or sending them to the minor leagues. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ted Lindsay, born July 29, 1925 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, is a Hockey Hall of Fame player. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... For the article on the baseball umpire, see: Doug Harvey (umpire) Douglas Norman Harvey (December 19, 1924 - December 26, 1989) was a star player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team, the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, and one of the most successful clubs in all of North American sports history. ... Minor leagues in the sense intended in this article are professional sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports. ...


To prevent the new NHLPA from suffering the fate of its predecessor, Pulford met with the owners of the NHL teams and demanded they recognize the new union or the union would seek official recognition from Canadian Labour Relations Board. Additionally, the players sought guarantees that no member of the new union would be punished for being a member.


In 1992, Eagleson resigned and was replaced by Robert Goodenow. Subsequently, Eagleson was indicted for fraud, racketeering, and embezzlement, ultimately serving six months in prison. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Robert W. Bob Goodenow (born October 29, 1952 in Dearborn, Michigan) is an American manager, who became the Executive Director of the National Hockey League Players Association in 1992, succeeding the controversial Alan Eagleson. ...


Following a lockout which shortened the 1994-95 NHL season by 36 games, the NHLPA in 1995 signed a collective bargaining agreement. This agreement was originally to last for six seasons with re-negotiation possible in 1998, but was eventually extended to last until September 15, 2004. A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Another lockout cancelled the 2004-05 NHL season. It was resolved on July 14, 2005, when the NHLPA finally gave in to a salary cap. The 2004-05 NHL lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 2004-05 NHL season would have been the 88th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Organization

The NHLPA's management is headed by the executive director Ted Saskin, who heads an executive board of players representing their individual teams. Managing this board are President Trevor Linden, Vice Presidents Bob Boughner, Daniel Alfredsson and Bill Guerin. Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organisation, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... Executive director is a title given to a person who is the head of an executive branch of an organization or company. ... Ted Saskin is the current NHL Players Association executive director. ... The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... Trevor Linden, OBC, (formerly van der Linden) (born April 11, 1970 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Bob Boughner (b. ... Daniel Alfredsson. ... William Robert Guerin (born November 9, 1970, in Worcester, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey right wing in the NHL, playing for the Dallas Stars. ...


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NHL Players Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (353 words)
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.
The association formed in June 1967, when representatives of the six NHL teams met and elected Bob Pulford their first president and appointed Alan Eagleson as its executive director.
Additionally, the players sought guarantees that no member of the new union would be punished for being a member.
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