AJLNH: identified, the new director would soon be hired

AJLNH: identified, new director will be hired soon


Current United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh would soon be named director of the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA). 

This was advanced by the hockey expert of the Daily Faceoff site, Frank Seravalli, on Tuesday.

Walsh would therefore succeed Donald Fehr, who has held this position for 12 years. According to the ESPN network, the official announcement of the hiring of the 55-year-old man will be made after the State of the Union address by President of the United States Joe Biden. The speech is scheduled for later in the day.

The NHLPA has been looking for a new director for about 10 months.

Walsh was Boston's 2014 mayor to 2021, until he joins Biden's cabinet. After seeing his candidacy for the position of chief of staff to the president rejected, he would have expressed his interest in the manager's seat of the AJLNH.

In addition, it seems that the former general manager of the Canucks Vancouver's Mike Gillis was one of the finalists for the union position.