April 17, 1992 |
A federal grand jury in Boston is investigating Alan Eagleson, founder and former executive director of the NHL Players' Assn., according to the Boston Herald. The newspaper, citing sources it did not identify, reported that allegations include bribery and fraud.
February 21, 1993 |
The Toronto Globe and Mail and the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune claim that former hockey union leader Alan Eagleson assisted Peter Karmanos, chairman of Compuware Corp. of Farmington Hills, Mich., in an attempt to buy an NHL team, beginning in 1988. They report that Eagleson, who retired as executive director of the NHL Players Assn. at the end of 1991, had a conflict of interest for representing players and a potential owner at the same time.
March 26, 1998 |
Alan Eagleson, once the most powerful man in hockey and now jailed for fraud, became the first member of a North American pro sports hall of fame to resign on Wednesday. Eagleson, the former head of the National Hockey League Players Assn., resigned from the Hockey Hall of Fame six days before the hall's board was to vote on whether to expel him.
June 12, 1986 |
A $7.5-million offer was placed on the bargaining table by National Hockey League owners Wednesday for post-career counseling and severance pay. The sum is one-half of what Alan Eagleson, executive director of the NHL Players Assn., had requested from the owners. "It's a start," Eagleson said following the second day of a three-day session between owners' and players' representatives delegated to come up with a contract to replace the one that expires Sept. 15.
June 4, 1989
Alan Eagleson, head of the National Hockey League Players Assn. for 22 years, came under attack from attorneys hired by the union to assess his performance. "Questions are getting answered, and there are some answers the players don't like," said Kevin Dineen, player representative for the Hartford Whalers during a union meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. "A lot of players weren't concerned one way or the other about how the union is being run until some facts were brought up." Several player representatives said they want to talk with their teammates before a vote is taken on whether to fire Eagleson.