Former NHL executive passes away

Published July 22, 2023 at 11:43
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The hockey world mourns the passing of NHL legend Brian O'Neill, known for his elegance and dedication during his 50-year tenure as Executive VP of Hockey Operations.

He earned universal respect, advising Commissioner Gary Bettman and playing a pivotal role in the league's growth.


Hailing from Montreal, O'Neill's passion for hockey led him to contribute to various league matters, including international relations.


Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1994 as a Builder, his legacy as a cornerstone of the NHL endures.

Even after retirement, O'Neill remained committed to the sport, assisting the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. The NHL family extends heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.
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