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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Today In NHL History - Gary Bettman

On February 1st in 1993, former NBA senior vice-president and general counsel Gary Bettman was appointed Commissioner of the NHL. As clever as he is unpopular, Bettman has brought tremendous change to the game introducing and alienating fans alike.

During his 21 year tenure, Bettman has presided over the:

When not working to improve the game, Bettman can be found hosting a weekly hour-long radio show on Sirius XM's NHL Home Ice (available here) and being booed in arenas league-wide.

That's today in NHL history.