National Hockey Players Association Research Paper

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National Hockey League Players Association | Research Paper | Juan Carlos Orduna | 27/11/2012 | | Brief History In 1917 the National Hockey League was born, thirty teams formed this multi-billion dollar industry and they competed to win the Stanley Cup annually. In the 1957-1958 41st season, National Hockey League players Ted Lindsay from the Detroit Red Wings and Doug Harvey of the Montreal Canadiens formed the first attempt to create a players labor association called the “National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA). The attempt was formed because the league refused to offer financial information between players and then the NHL was sued over the issue of players’ pensions. The National Hockey League was decided not…show more content…
As well on July 12th of 2006 the National Hockey League Players Association elected an executive committee formed by six members: Vice Presidents Kevyn Adams, Alyn McCauley, Wade Redden, Mathieu Schneider and Marty Turco. Interim Vice President Daniel Alfredsson (a previous NHLPA Vice President), was elected August 1st, 2006. Also on July 12th, 2006, Trevor Linden resigned as NHLPA President; the post has been vacant since. Executive Directors * Alan Eagleson, 1967–91 * vacant (due to Eagleson's resignation), 1991–92 * Bob Goodenow, 1992–2005 * Ted Saskin, 2005–07 * Paul Kelly, 2007 – August 31, 2009 * Ian Penny (Interim), August 31, 2009 – October 30, 2009 * Mike Ouellet (Interim), October 30, 2009 – December 18, 2010 * Donald Fehr, December 18, 2010 – present Presidents * Ted Lindsay (1957–1958) * Bob Pulford (1967–1972) * Ken Dryden (1972–1974) * Pit Martin (1974–1975) * Bobby Clarke…show more content…
Basically the players once they signed their contract belong to the team owner and that was the only way to become a professional hockey player and so he became a property the owner had the ability to pay whatever he could think it was reasonable. This system was called “the reserve-clause” (in a sense this still happens in a lot of sports in different ways like in Mexico Soccer League a player that decides to go to Europe or a foreign country to play once they return to Mexico they have to play with the team they played in Mexico or it could not sign a contract with another Mexican team until an agreement with the former team is made.) command where individuals would play, how much money they would earn and for how long a contract should

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