NEW YORK (August 14, 2009)
-- National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today released the following statement regarding the passing away of Toronto Maple Leafs
legend Ted "Teeder" Kennedy:
"The National Hockey League family mourns the passing and cherishes the memory of Teeder Kennedy, the embodiment of Maple Leaf success. Teeder never wanted to play for any other team, and he never did. He always wanted what was best for the Leafs, and for 14 superb seasons, that is what he helped them achieve through his leadership, his incomparable work ethic and his ferocious will to win."