Bill Daly

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William L. Daly
Occupation NHL Deputy Commissioner
Years active 2005- present
Employer National Hockey League
Predecessor None
Awards 2014 Lester Patrick

William "Bill" L. Daly III[1] (born May 1, 1964)[2] is an attorney and the current Deputy Commissioner and chief legal officer of the National Hockey League (NHL) under Commissioner Gary Bettman. He is also a Hockey Hall of Fame Board Member and former NHL Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.[3] Before joining the NHL front office he worked for the New York law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. He received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from New York University School of Law.[4] He is a big fan of the Miami Dolphins,[5] and currently resides in Bethesda, MD.[4]


In 2005 Daly was named the first NHL deputy commissioner. In 2014 he received the Lester Patrick Award along with Paul Holmgren.[6]


  1. ^ Fitz-Gerald, Sean (November 12, 2010). "20 Questions: NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly". National Post. 
  2. ^ Adams, Alan (2011). "100 People of Power and Influence". The Hockey News. 64: 18. 
  3. ^ "Who's Who". CBC Sports. May 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "CBA: Bill Daly profile". Andrew's Dallas Stars and NHL Blog. November 2, 2004. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Next Question: Bill Daly". Bell Media. 2012. Content available in Canada only 
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Preceded by
New creation
National Hockey League
Deputy Commissioner



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