Gary Bettmann

Bio: Was a New York Islanders fan growing up in Queens. Worked for the NYC law firm Proskauer Rose Goetz and Mendelsohn. Served as senior vice president and general counsel of the NBA before leaving for the NHL in 1992. Became the NHL's first commissioner after a unanimous vote in December of 1992. Oversaw both the 1994-95 and 2004-05 NHL lockouts.


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