Report: Former NHLPA Chief Kelly Hired to Run College Hockey Inc.

Paul Kelly, the former executive director of the NHL Players Association, has been hired as the executive director of a newly formed group designed to promote Division I hockey, USA Today reported.

Kelly will run College Hockey Inc., an organization formed by the Hockey Commissioners Association to help NCAA hockey’s profile as it competes with Canadian major juniors and the professsional ranks for top players.

He will be introduced in his new position on Tuesday, USA Today reported.

Kelly was removed as the NHLPA’s executive director on Aug. 31. He held the job for less than two years.

Before he joined the NHLPA, Kelly was an attorney in Boston and previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

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