Bill Daly, Paul Holmgren to receive 2014 Lester Patrick Trophy

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NHL Deputy commissioner Bill Daly and Philadelphia Flyers president Paul Holmgren were announced as co-recipients of the Lester Patrick Trophy on Tuesday for their contributions to hockey in the United States. 

The pair will be honored Dec. 4 when the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inducts its 2014 class. 

Daly has helped facilitate the NHL's relationship with USA Hockey and the NCAA since becoming commissioner Gary Bettman's No. 2 in 2005.

Holmgren was a former player, coach and general manager with the Flyers before being promoted to president this summer. He has both competed and coached at the international level with USA Hockey.

Feature photo courtesy of REUTERS/Rick Scuteri