The National Hockey League Players' Association Executive Board announced Friday the appointment of Buzz Hargrove as the NHLPA's Ombudsman on an interim basis.
In order to fulfill this role, Hargrove will temporarily step-down from his position on the NHLPA's Advisory Board. Hargrove replaces Eric Lindros who resigned as NHLPA Ombudsman on February 3, 2009.
The Executive Board also announced that it has selected four members to sit on the Ombudsman Review & Selection Committee: Robyn Regehr of the Calgary Flames, Rick DiPietro and Andy Sutton of the New York Islanders and George Parros of the Anaheim Ducks. The committee will make recommendations to the Executive Board at the NHLPA's Summer Player Meetings.