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Gary Bettman

Gary Bettman has served the National Hockey League as Commissioner since February 1, 1993 and has guided the world’s top professional hockey league through more than two decades of growth and advancement on and off the ice. Record revenues, record attendance and numerous fan-friendly and community-minded initiatives are just a few examples of the ways Commissioner Bettman has brought the NHL to a broader audience than any time in League history. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018.

Through long-term, multi-billion-dollar national broadcast rights agreements in the U.S. and Canada plus an innovative digital rights agreement, Commissioner Bettman has fostered unprecedented economic stability for the League. Signature events – including iconic outdoor games have driven fan engagement and sponsor participation to unprecedented levels.

League revenues have increased more than tenfold during his tenure and franchise values have increased exponentially.

On the ice, the NHL’s competitive balance is unrivaled – thanks to the strongest CBA in sports and the implementation of rules designed to accentuate the speed, skill and creativity of players.
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