Former Head of MLBPA Donald Fehr To Be Named NHLPA Executive Director

August 26th, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
Reports out of Toronto have Donald Fehr, the former head of the Major League Baseball Players' Association, being named executive director of the National Hockey League Players' Association. 

The NHLPA has been without an executive director since Paul Kelly was fired in August 2009. The Union has not had stable long-term leadership since Bob Goodenow resigned in 2005.

The tenure of Goodenow's replacement, Ted Saskin, ended abruptly after it was alleged that he had been reading private emails that NHL players had exchanged using the NHLPA website.

While employers are usually legally allowed to read the emails of employees, Saskin was, in fact, the employee of the NHLPA, serving at the pleasure of the union members. 

The NHLPA executive board voted unanimously to remove Saskin from their employ in 2007. He had been on the job for two years.

Saskin's replacement was Paul Kelly. He ran afoul of NHLPA ombudsman Eric Lindros, who resigned due to issues with Kelly's leadership.

The resignation of Lindros was the beginning of the end for Kelly. He was fired after less than two years on the job. No concrete re ...

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