Bill Daly

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Bill Daly
Born William L. Daly III
(1964-05-01) May 1, 1964 (age 54)
Residence Bethesda, Maryland
Occupation NHL deputy commissioner, attorney
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 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". 
Preceded by
New creation
National Hockey League
Deputy Commissioner