NHL commissioner who first took the position in February 1993.
He started working for the NBA in 1981 and eventually became the senior vice president.
He lost the support of NHL fans after the entire 2004-2005 season was cancelled due to a lockout.
He married Shelli Bettman; the couple has three children: Lauren, Jordan and Brittany.
He, like Roger Goodell , is the commissioner of one of America's major professional sports.