In 1993, the NHL named its first commissioner in Gary Bettman, a former general counsel and senior vice president for the NBA. Among the motivations for the move was to change the very image of the League to attract a young, hip American audience.
And what better way to accomplish this than with a young, hip American commissioner, right?
This original black and white photo from the archives of The Sporting News was auctioned and quickly sold on eBay for $22.99.
And no, it’s not Michael Scott representing Dunder Mifflin at the 1993 NHL All-Star Game – it’s actually Gary Bettman!
Pretty amazing that even on his first day in office, Bettman was already supporting a cap for the NHL …
Here's hoping the winner of this incredible keepsake is able to get it autographed.
By either Bob Goodenow or Chris Chelios, we mean …
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