NHL upholds 15-game suspend handed to Thornton

NHL upholds 15-game suspend handed to Thornton

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Tuesday upheld a 15-game suspension for Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for a Dec. 7 fight.

NHL upholds Patrick Kaleta's 10-game suspension

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The NHL has upheld a 10-game suspension handed to Buffalo's Patrick Kaleta for hitting Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson in the head during a check.

NHL approves sale of Phoenix Coyotes to Canadian buyers

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The NHL announced Monday it has approved the sale of the league-owned Phoenix Coyotes to IceArizona Acquisition Co., securing the team's future in the state.

After council vote, NHL Phoenix Coyotes to stay in Glendale, Ariz.

GLENDALE, Ariz., July 3 (UPI) -- The Glendale, Ariz., City Council has approved an arrangement to keep the National Hockey League Phoenix Coyotes in a city-owned arena for at least five years.
NHL, players union reach deal on mandatory visors

NHL, players union reach deal on mandatory visors

TORONTO, June 4 (UPI) -- New players entering the NHL will be required to wear face visors under an agreement reached Tuesday between the league and players union.

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Two outdoor NHL games on tap for Yankee Stadium in 2014

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- New York's Yankee Stadium will host two outdoor NHL hockey games next season as part of the 2014 Stadium Series, the league announced Wednesday.

Ann Arbor to host 2014 NHL outdoor game

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor will get another shot at hosting an outdoor NHL game after this season's Winter Classic was scrubbed, the league said Sunday.

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No players voted to baseball hall in 2013 ... NHL owners OK deal, Bettman apologizes ... Panthers, Chargers hire new GM ... Knicks' Carmelo Anthony suspended one game ... Sports news from United Press International.

NHL owners OK deal, Bettman apologizes

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- NHL owners Wednesday ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with players as Commissioner Gary Bettman apologized to fans for a 113-day player lockout.
NHL and NHLPA reach tentative agreement

NHL and NHLPA reach tentative agreement

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League and the players' union reached a tentative agreement early Sunday after a 16-hour negotiating session, officials said.

Mediator holds talks in NHL labor dispute

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Representatives of the NHL and the players' union met with a federal mediator into the late hours Friday and more meetings were expected Saturday.

NHL, players meet in bid to save season

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The NHL and representatives of locked-out players met Tuesday amid renewed hopes they would reach a labor deal to save the remainder of the season.

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Taylor boosts Stanford over Wisconsin in Rose Bowl ... Thompson TD pass lifts South Carolina in Outback Bowl ... NHL, players meet in bid to save season ... Reports: Cardinals set to hire Andy Reid ... Sports news from United Press International.

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R.A. Dickey: Trade to Blue Jays official ... NHL: No new lockout talks scheduled ... Knicks' Stoudemire cleared for practice ... Rhule named Temple football coach ... Sports news from United Press International.
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Gary Bettman
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks at a press conference on November 4, 2005 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Gary Bruce Bettman (born June 2, 1952) is the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), a post he has held since February 1, 1993. Previously, Bettman was a senior vice-president and general counsel to the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bettman is a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law.

Under Bettman, the NHL has seen rapid growth of league revenues, from $400 million when he was hired to over $2.2 billion in 2006–07. He also oversaw the expansion the NHL's footprint across the United States, with six new teams added during his tenure, bringing the NHL to 30.

However, Bettman has also been in the middle of controversy during his tenure. He has often been criticized for attempting to "Americanize" the game, and expanding the league into non-traditional hockey markets such as the American South at the expense of the more traditional markets in Canada and the Northern United States. Bettman was also a central figure of two labor stoppages, including the 2004–05 NHL lockout that saw the entire season canceled. These controversies have made him unpopular among fans around the league.

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