By JOHN POPELETTA and MICHAEL BOUYSCHE | Sports editorNHL.com/news/nhl-commissioner-of-coaching-commissions-assignments-and-other-commendations-article The NHL’s Commissioner and Hockey Operations Committee of Commissions has made its selections for the 2018-2019 Hockey Operations Commissions.
The selection process has already begun and there will be several announcements regarding the NHL’s Commissions next week.
The Committee has selected six candidates for the 2019-2020 NHL Operations Commissnsion, which is the league’s highest executive job in terms of responsibility.
“We have had tremendous conversations with our members and our staff members,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said.
“This is a great opportunity to share our vision for the NHL and to help define a new model of hockey that is going to change the face of the game for the better.
The Commission will look to our members for feedback as it makes its decisions.
The committee is committed to a sustainable future for the sport, and the Commissions decision to award a second consecutive contract to a winner demonstrates our commitment to this goal.”
The Commissions Board of Directors has already unanimously approved the final selections of the candidates, and our members have been making presentations to the Commission in preparation for the announcement.
“The 2019-20 NHL Operations Competition Committee consists of:Chairman of the Board: Robert H. Miller, Vice President of Hockey Operations: Gary Bettmans Executive Committee, Director of Hockey Analytics: Scott Cullen, Head of Hockey Analysis: Jeff P. ShattuckThe Chairman of the NHL Operations Selection Committee: Bob Nicholson, President and CEO of the Hockey Analytics Company: Mike BoulwareThe Chair of the Commissioner’s Selection Committee and Director of Coaching/Operations: Chris P. BylsmaThe Chairman and Director Emeritus of the League Operations Selection Team: Mike Johnston, President of the Nashville Predators: Jim RutherfordThe Chairman, Vice Chair and Director emeritus of Coaches’ and Operations’ Selection Committee.
Commissioner Bettman also thanked the NHL Players’ Association and the NHLPA for their leadership in the selection process and for supporting the NHL in its pursuit of a new league.
The 2019 NHL Playoffs will be the first playoff series to be played on an outdoor ice surface and on a dedicated ice surface, a new standard for the game.
The NHL will also make significant investments to increase game day infrastructure for fans.
The NHL will be making new home ice surfaces for home and road games, and construction on new home and home away ice surfaces is underway.
Fans will be able to watch every game on a TV with the new outdoor NHL® game surface at Bridgestone Arena and the team will begin work in 2019 to construct a new outdoor ice surfaces on both sides of the ice at Bridger Arena.
Fans are invited to view the 2019 NHL playoffs on NHL Network.”
We are thrilled to continue to build upon this exciting project and look forward to welcoming fans back to Bridgestones Arena for the playoffs in 2019.””
The new outdoor surfaces are a big step forward for fans and the game in the city of Nashville and the world.
We are thrilled to continue to build upon this exciting project and look forward to welcoming fans back to Bridgestones Arena for the playoffs in 2019.”
The new indoor hockey facility at Bridgeway Arena will also be built and the Predators will make extensive renovations to the venue.
The Nashville Predators and Bridgestoned Arena are both in the final stages of construction, but the Predators and Arena have agreed to work together to construct the new arena.
“It is exciting to announce the groundbreaking of a $300 million arena for the Nashville area,” said Bob Murray, the Predators Chairman and President of Basketball Operations.
“It will allow us to create a world class arena that is uniquely designed to serve as the NHL home for hockey in the region.
The Bridgeston Arena will be a major addition to the sports and entertainment landscape of Nashville, as well as a critical piece of our city’s economic and cultural development strategy.”
The Nashville Arena will open to the public in 2020 and be home to the Predators, Nashville Predators Foundation, the Nashville Sounds and Bridgeless Arena.
The Bridgestonian Arena, which will be built on top of the existing Bridgestoner Arena, will serve as a permanent home for the Predators as well.
The new arena will feature the Predators’ home and training facility, as part of the Bridgestoning Center and will also feature the Bridgene arena, the Bridging Arena, the Arena, Bridgestonic Center, Bridger Ice Arena and Bridgewood Arena.
Construction on the new Predators arena and Bridging Center began in 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
The Nashville Predators will play at Bridging Ice Arena from 2020 through 2023, and Bridgentonian Arena from 2022 through 2025.
The 2020-2021 NHL season will include 16 regular season games and seven playoff games.
The regular season schedule will be finalized