WCHA announcing new commissioner Tuesday; Robertson is lead candidate

The WCHA is planning to announce its new commissioner Tuesday, and all signs suggest it’ll be Bill Robertson, the former vice president of communications and broadcast for the Minnesota Wild.

Robertson was identified as the primary candidate by Let’s Play Hockey.


Robertson, 53, is a longtime public relations professional who, before joining the Wild and parent company Minnesota Sports & Entertainment in 1998, worked in media relations for The Walt Disney Company’s sports properties.

He also worked for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and the Target Center from 1989 to 1993.

Robertson left his position with the Wild in 2011.

WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod is resigning at the end of this, his 20th season in charge of the league.

The league is also looking for a new commissioner for its women’s league. Sara Martin is retiring at the end of this season.