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'The Executives' salutes men who've run NHL, teams

Video honors Commissioner, presidents, general managers from League's first 100 years

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The Executives

The NHL’s past and present GM's and league executives

A celebration of the NHL’s past and present general managers and league executives

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A total of 197 men who've been in charge of the NHL's on-ice product during the League's first 100 years are saluted in "The Executives," a montage set to "100 Years," sung by John Ondrasik of the group "Five for Fighting."

The video features the men who've run the NHL -- from Frank Calder, the League's first president, to current Commissioner Gary Bettman -- as well as father-son-grandson combinations (Lester, Muzz and Lynn, and Craig Patrick), as well as fathers and sons including the Selkes (Frank Sr. and Frank Jr.) from the NHL's earliest days to modern day pairings such as the Bowmans (Scotty and Stan) and the Fletchers (Cliff and Chuck). 

There are also brother combinations, including the Espositos (Phil and Tony), and a picture of the League's 31 general managers taken on Nov. 17, 2017, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the NHL's founding.

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