– The Executive Board of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today that it has voted overwhelmingly to relieve Paul Kelly
of his duties as Executive Director, effective immediately.
The NHLPA Executive Board, consisting of one Player Representative from each of the 30 NHL teams, made the announcement at their annual meetings in Chicago, Illinois. This decision by the Executive Board follows an in-depth analysis of the NHLPA's operations.
Statement from the NHLPA Executive Board:
"Following the Executive Board's review of the overall operation of the NHLPA, it was decided that Paul Kelly
should no longer continue to serve as Executive Director. We appreciate Mr. Kelly's service to our Association."
The Executive Board will immediately begin putting together a search committee that will identify and interview potential candidates for the vacant Executive Director's position.