Bill Daly

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Bill Daly
BornWilliam L. Daly III
(1964-05-01) May 1, 1964 (age 54)
ResidenceBethesda, Maryland
OccupationNHL deputy commissioner, attorney
Years active2005–present
EmployerNational Hockey League
Awards2014 Lester Patrick

William "Bill" L. Daly III[1] (born May 1, 1964)[2] is an American 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, Maryland.[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. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013.
  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 April 11, 2005.
  5. ^ "Next Question: Bill Daly". Bell Media. 2012. Content available in Canada only
  6. ^ "Daly, Holmgren to receive 2014 Lester Patrick Trophy".
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New creation
National Hockey League
Deputy Commissioner