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NHLPA Votes to Allow Donald Fehr to Assist in Constitution, Exec. Dir. Search PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 12 November 2009 18:35
Donald Fehr
Outgoing MLBPA Executive Director Donald Fehr has been
approved by the NHL players to assist in the search for a new
Executive Director for the NHLPA. He is doing so, gratis

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) today announced that the NHLPA Executive Board has voted to establish two committees. The first committee will review the NHLPA’s constitution. The second committee will begin the search process for a new Executive Director. In their efforts, they also have voted to have outgoing MLBPA Executive Director Donald Fehr assist them, gratis, asking for only travel and other minor expenses be covered.

The NHLPA released a statement, which reads, in part:

After discussions with the NHLPA Executive Board, outgoing MLBPA Executive Director, Donald Fehr, offered to work with members of the Constitution and Search Committees. The Executive Board voted without objection to authorize the committees to work with Mr. Fehr, who has served as MLBPA Executive Director since December 1983.

Donald Fehr released a statement through the MLBPA saying:

“After discussions with its Executive Board, I have agreed to assist the NHLPA committees established to review the union Constitution and to begin the process of finding a new Executive Director. Hopefully, my experience at the MLBPA will be of help as the NHLPA members consider the reorganization of their union.”

The NHLPA has been in disarray since former Executive Director Paul Kelly was fired. For details, see the complex timeline, here.

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