National Hockey League Players' Association

players' union

The National Hockey League Players' Association (French: Association des joueurs de la Ligue nationale de hockey; AJLNH) or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League of North America.

National Hockey League Players' Association
FoundedJune 1967
Members725 (2012-2013)[1]
CountryCanada Canada
United States United States
Key peopleDonald Fehr
Mathieu Schneider[2]
Office locationCanada Toronto, Ontario, Canada



While the management of daily operations is the responsibility of the NHLPA Executive Director Paul Kelly, the ultimate control over all NHLPA activities resides with the players, who each year elect representatives in order to form an Executive Board.

Executive Directors


Executive Board Members[3]

Club Representative Alternate
Anaheim Ducks Bryan Allen François Beauchemin*
Arizona Coyotes David Moss Keith Yandle*
Boston Bruins Daniel Paille* TBD
Buffalo Sabres John Scott TBD
Calgary Flames Matthew Stajan Chris Butler*
Carolina Hurricanes Justin Faulk Jay Harrison*
Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Sharp* TBD
Colorado Avalanche John Mitchell Jean-Sébastien Giguère
Columbus Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky David Savard
Dallas Stars Alex Goligoski Vernon Fiddler*
Detroit Red Wings Niklas Kronwall Justin Abdelkader
Edmonton Oilers TBD TBD
Florida Panthers Krys Barch Jonathan Huberdeau
Los Angeles Kings Matt Greene TBD
Minnesota Wild Clayton Stoner* Ryan Suter
Montreal Canadiens Josh Gorges* Max Pacioretty
Nashville Predators TBD Nick Spaling*
New Jersey Devils Bryce Salvador TBD
New York Islanders John Tavares TBD*
New York Rangers Derek Stepan TBD
Ottawa Senators Chris Phillips Colin Greening*
Philadelphia Flyers Braydon Coburn* Scott Hartnell*
Pittsburgh Penguins Craig Adams Brooks Orpik*
San Jose Sharks Joe Pavelski Tommy Wingels
St. Louis Blues Kevin Shattenkirk* Alex Pietrangelo
Tampa Bay Lightning Nate Thompson* Brandon Crombeen*
Toronto Maple Leafs TBD TBD
Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows* TBD
Vegas Golden Knights TBD TBD
Washington Capitals TBD* Troy Brouwer*
Winnipeg Jets TBD* Grant Clitsome

*Player no longer signed with club.
Player has retired.


  1. Mirtle, James (27 June 2012). "NHLPA unveils 31-player negotiating committee". The Globe and Mail.
  2. "Fehr voted in as Executive Director of NHLPA". Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  3. "Executive Board,". Archived from the original on August 29, 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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