NHL Board of Governors to meet in New York City Tuesday

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman talks during a news conference before Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Denver. (Jack Dempsey/AP)

NEW YORK — The NHL’s Board of Governors meets later today in New York City, a meeting that doesn’t tend to be incredibly newsworthy.

The start-of-year caucus is a short one, scheduled for approximately three-and-a-half hours. It’s usually about preseason projections for things like revenue and future cap, a general State of the Union address. (Last summer, teams were given an indication the ceiling would go up by $1M next summer, then hopefully to $87.5-$88M in 2024-25 and $92M in 2025-26.) The Audit Committee also meets to go through and approve financial statements. 

One item that you may see in focus after the meeting is an Inclusion & Diversity Report the NHL’s been working on. We’ll see what it entails, especially when it comes to recommendations. 

Also to keep an eye on: any major update regarding the NHL’s investigation into the recently-settled lawsuit from the 2018 World Junior Gold Medal celebration in London. Earlier this month, at Kraft Hockeyville in Newfoundland, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he’s “waiting for the final report and I am told we are much closer to the end of the investigation than the beginning…We will respond once the investigation is done.”

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