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What Is the National Hockey League Players Association?

Like all other major professional sports, the National Hockey League (NHL) has its own players union called the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA). The NHLPA originated in 1967 when player representatives of the original 6 NHL clubs decided to organize a union for its players.

What Does the NHLPA Do?

Responsibilities of the NHLPA include:

  • Negotiating the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the NHL and its players
  • Providing a full range of services in assisting players filing disability, medical and dental claims, and obtaining disability insurance coverage
  • Certifying, regulating and educating player agents
  • Licensing NHL products
  • Supporting charitable organizations that want to use player endorsements for fundraising

Player Services

In addition, the NHL also provides services to its players such as:

  • Recognizing player achievements for longevity and achievement with Milestone Awards
  • Providing an alumni association for ex-NHL players
  • Providing ongoing assistance off the rink for the health of players and their family
  • Counseling options for substance abuse

Do I Need a Lawyer?

A sports lawyer or agent familiar with National Hockey League can give you detailed information on the NHLPA. If you have a dispute with the NHL or NHLPA, consult a sports lawyer.

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Last Modified: 10-28-2011 02:03 PM PDT

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