BOCA RATON, Fla.
-- Monday, on the first day of the General Mangers Meeting at Boca Raton Beach Club, Brendan Shanahan
spent a good portion of the morning session ensuring that the general managers were on board with the direction of the Department of Player Safety.
Shanahan, Vice President for Player Safety and Hockey Operations, used his time to update the League's 30 general managers about the goals for the Department of Player Safety, which is in its first year of existence.
He presented the department's reasoning for how and why it metes out supplemental discipline through a video presentation that showed various penalty infractions and why supplemental discipline was necessary in certain situations. He also made sure to highlight videos that displayed how players have adapted to the enacted safety measures.