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Report: Fehr to be named head of NHLPA

07.14.10 at 12:08 pm ET

After 13 years with the same title in the MLBPA, it appears Donald Fehr will take over as the executive director of the NHL Players Association, according to a tweet from Liz Mullen. Fehr is perhaps best known for leading Major Leaguers through a their 232-day strike that began in August of 1994, saw the cancellation of the season’s playoffs and World Series, and finally ended in April of 1995. Fehr also called out owners on collusion and got the players $280 million in damages. He spent the last season, his first in the NHLPA, as an advisor.

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