Canadiens, Jets owners elected to NHL executive committee
REUTERS/Todd Korol

There has been a shake-up on the executive committee of the NHL's board of governors.

At the second day of the governors meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., the NHL's board of governors - made up of one representative from each of the league's 30 clubs - appointed two new faces to its executive committee.

Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson and Winnipeg Jets owner Mark Chipman were elected to the executive committee. They replace Ed Snider, the late owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Peter Karmanos, owner of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Karmanos, who did not attend the meeting due to illness, recently settled a lawsuit with his sons, who claimed Karmanos borrowed against a family trust to finance the franchise. The Hurricanes are also a frequent target of relocation rumors. The franchise has called Raleigh home since 1997, when it relocated from Hartford.

The executive committee handles multiple issues, including vetting new ownership applications, league expansion, collective bargaining, and more.

Molson and Chipman will join an executive panel that includes:

Governor Franchise
Murray Edwards Calgary Flames
Craig Leipold  Minnesota Wild
Ted Leonsis Washington Capitals
Henry Samueli Anaheim Ducks
Larry Tanenbaum  Toronto Maple Leafs
Jeff Vinik  Tampa Bay Lightning
Rocky Wirtz  Chicago Blackhawks
Jeremy Jacobs (Chairman)  Boston Bruins
Canadiens, Jets owners elected to NHL executive committee
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