Brian O'Neill (ice hockey, born 1929)

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Brian O'Neill
Born Brian Francis O'Neill
(1929-01-25) January 25, 1929 (age 89)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Known for NHL Executive

Brian Francis O'Neill (born January 25, 1929) is a former executive within the National Hockey League.

O'Neill oversaw the NHL's expansion draft in 1967 and later looked after the NHL Entry Draft until he took over as executive vice-president after Clarence Campbell stepped down in 1977. With this new position, he doled out punishment on any disciplinary cases. He would also represent the league in the international front. He retired from his position with the NHL in 1992.

After the death of Red Dutton in 1987, O'Neill became a trustee for the Stanley Cup, a position he still holds.[1] In 1994, O'Neill was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.


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Preceded by
Red Dutton
Stanley Cup Trustee