Healy leaves TSN to join NHLPA office Staff

6/17/2008 2:26:05 PM

Glenn Healy has been named the new Director of Player Affairs for the National Hockey League Players' Association.

Healy will fulfill a wide range of responsibilities for the Players' Association. In his role, he will focus on player relations, coordinating his efforts with the NHLPA's Ombudsman and Divisional Representatives, along with working closely with the NHL Alumni office.

''I am very excited to embark on this new and exciting challenge with the NHLPA,'' said Glenn Healy. ''During my playing career, I was an active member of the Association and I look forward to working with current and future members.''

Healy will serve on the NHLPA / NHL Competition Committee as a non-voting member where he will oversee the Association's efforts regarding rule and equipment issues and player safety matters. Healy will also act as an ambassador for the Goals & Dreams fund, the charitable arm of the NHLPA.

''Through his experience as a player and his continued involvement in the game, there is no doubt Glenn will be a great addition to the NHLPA's staff,'' said Paul Kelly, NHLPA Executive Director. ''In his role, Glenn will bring a great deal of enthusiasm and knowledge to the Association.''

As a player, Glenn Healy played in 437 games, in a career that spanned from 1985-86 to 2000-01, for the Kings, Islanders, Rangers and Maple Leafs. Following his playing career, he has continued to serve as pension trustee on behalf of the NHLPA.

Healy is leaving a successful broadcasting position at TSN where he has spent the past three years working in a broadcast tandem with Chris Cuthbert.