COMMISSIONER OF THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Gary Bettman is the first and only commissioner in the history of the National Hockey League. Since his tenure began in 1993, total league revenue has grown from $732 million to $2.6 billion.
In 2005, Bettman presided over a bitter lockout that resulted in the NHL being the only professional sports league in North America to lose an entire season to a labor dispute. In resolving the dispute, Bettman and the league’s board of governors modernized and revolutionized the economic system under which the league operates, creating a partnership with the players through a new collective bargaining agreement that makes a shared objective of increasing hockey-related revenue.
In concert ...