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Board of Governors, Officials' Assn. ratify new deal

Wednesday, 10.27.2010 / 6:51 PM / NHL On-Ice Officials

NHL.com

The National Hockey League's Board of Governors and the NHL Officials' Association completed the ratification process Wednesday on a new four-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. The deal will run through the 2013-14 season.

"We are pleased to have reached a new agreement with our officials," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. "We look forward to working closely will our officials to ensure that the quality of our game continues to be the best that it can be."

"NHL officials are the best in the world and will continue to bring their dedication to ensuring a quality on-ice product," said Harry Radomski, Executive Director of the NHLOA. "These negotiations have been reflective of the relationship between the NHLOA and NHL which is characterized by a mutual desire for what is best for the game."

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory