|Former CAW President Buzz Hargrove named as interim Ombudsmen for the NHLPA
On February 27, 2009, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) has filled its vacant
ombudsmen role with a familiar face.
Former CAW President Buzz Hargrove has accepted the role on an interim basis, replacing Eric Lindros.
The former NHL star served as the union's first ombudsmen until quitting earlier in February.
Hargrove spent 16 years as the National President of the CAW before retiring last September.
His full-time replacement will be selected in the summer by a committee that includes Robyn Regehr of
the Calgary Flames, Rick DiPietro and Andy Sutton of the New York Islanders and George Parros of the
In September 2008, Hargrove was among eight members named to the NHLPA's Advisory Board of
directors, which also includes businessmen and law professionals from across Canada, along with
former NHL players Ken Baumgartner and Steve Larmer. The advisory board will meet at least twice
each year and serve as a valuable resource for the NHLPA's executive and to the management team of
the NHLPA, serving three-year terms subject to extension.
In order to fulfill his interim role as ombudsmen, Hargrove will step-down temporarily from his position on the NHLPA's Advisory