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11-14-2012, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by KaylaJ View Post
Fehr was brought in as an adviser to the NHLPA late summer 2009 (possibly in August) after he left his position in the MLB . I do not believe there was an exact date, but he was there in Kelly's final months.

Linky to an August date.

An SI article from July 2010 that also seems to gather he's been on the job for a year:

"It's difficult to predict who the next NHLPA executive director will be. The committee members seem to want former Major League Baseball players union boss Donald Fehr, who has been acting as an unpaid advisor for nearly a year."
Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Fehr retired in June of 2009.

The NHLPA brought him in in November of 2009 as an unpaid consultant:

Kelly was fired in August of 2009. Penny resigned Oct 31, 2009.

Fehr was announced as a consultant in Nov 2009. It has been stated however, that as early as Sept 10th 2009 Fehr's name surfaced

However, sources say Fehr was conferenced in to a meeting in Chicago on Monday, following Paul Kelly's firing as executive director.

Sources say the PA's executive board, advisory board and interim executive director, Ian Penny wanted Fehr's advice on how the group should proceed in the search for Kelly's replacement.

FWIW (Take it as you will) this was from Damien Cox:

First, former baseball union head Don Fehr, who was on the phone with members of the coup later in the same day that Kelly was fired, became a consultant for the NHLPA. He’d been denied a spot on the advisory committee on Kelly’s recommendation several months earlier.

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