View Full Version : Confirmed: Bettman Inks Seven Year Contract Extension to Remain Commissioner of NHL

Phil in Absentia
01-31-2016, 02:17 PM
Bettman, 63, will remain at the helm of the NHL into 2022 after signing a seven-year contract extension, according to TSN The Reporters’ Michael Farber. He will turn 70 just prior to the expiration of this deal.

Bettman declined comment to Farber, saying he never discusses his own situation.

Bettman’s extension through the 2021-22 season would make for 29 years on the job, outlasting his contemporaries from the other four major professional sports, including MLB’s Bud Selig, NFL’s Paul Tagliabue and NBA’s David Stern.

Under Bettman’s watch, the NHL has grown from 24 to 30 teams, and has the possibility to expand by one or two teams in the next year. League business has boomed, rising from a $400 million per season enterprise to more than $4 billion.