× Select City

6 more years: Gary Bettman's contract with NHL extended until 2022

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 01, 2016 2:13 pm

Sorry fans, Gary Bettman’s reign of terror will continue until at least the end of the 2021-22 season.

Bettman, who is now 63-years-old, has been the NHL commissioner since February 1, 1993.

By the end of this contract, he will have been in charge for 29 years. For the sake of comparison, Bud Selig was commissioner of MLB for 16 years, the NFL’s Paul Tagliabue for 17 years, and the NBA’s David Stern for 30 years.

Bettman’s attitude has turned off fans for years, but of course it hasn’t been all bad with him in charge. The game has grown, albeit with four work stoppages.

[youtube id=”oQzfJHXeXow”]

Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.

DH Vancouver Staff
Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz, established in Vancouver in 2008. In 2016, the publication rebranded and opened newsrooms in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Send story tips to [email protected]

© 2019 Buzz Connected Media Inc.