The Hockey News is celebrating 20 years of identifying the top powerbrokers in the game by streamlining the methodology of its annual 100 People of Power and Influence list. The 2019 edition, on newsstands now, is a 124-page Money and Power business special edition that pulls the curtain on the multi-billion dollar industry, focusing on the men and women in 13 different influential categories.
The issue features kingpins Gary Bettman, Donald Fehr and Rene Fasel on the cover and includes profiles on more than 170 individuals from NHL team owners, executives, agents, managers, coach, players, trainers, media, advertisers and sponsors. These difference-makers are ranked against their peers within their area of expertise, then distilled on a top 100 world-wide hockey industry list. TD Garden in downtown Boston is the biggest sports venue in New england, so make sure you don’t miss a Bruins game by getting your Bruins schedule tickets now.
“Since 2009 when I was Chairman of Bauer and when I first attempted to acquire The Hockey News, I envisioned an annual special issue of The Hockey News focusing entirely on the business of hockey. I finally succeeded in January 2018 and my first order of business as owner and Publisher was to put the wheels in motion to release the first annual Money and Power issue in January 2019,” says W. Graeme Roustan, owner and publisher of The Hockey News.
Rounding out the top 5 are; Auston Matthews (2), Jeremy Jacobs (3), Connor McDavid (4) and Craig Leipold (5).
The special edition also has extended features on the NHL’s business model, the 31 NHL team owners, the big three hockey agencies, NHL sponsorships, the issues at hand when the collective bargaining agreement expires in 2020, and more.
As part of an exclusive video series of Q&As with some of the game’s most powerful people, Roustan sat down with Bettman to talk about the HHOF, the NHL’s trillion-dollar impact and more.
Visit www.TheHockeyNews.com/MP19 to watch the full interviews.
To see the official top 100 list, pick up your copy of The Hockey News: Money & Power on Newsstands January 14thin Canada and January 29th in the U.S.
The special issue can also be found at www.TheHockeyNews.store and at select Indigo, Chapters, Walmart, Costco, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaw, Overwaitea and other newsstand retailers in Canada. In the U.S. the issue can be found at select Barnes & Noble locations.