Report: NHLPA and Kelly reach tentative settlement Staff

1/25/2010 5:16:16 PM

The National Hockey League Players' Association and recently ousted executive director Paul Kelly have reached a tentative settlement.

According to a report in the New York Post, the union will pay its former executive director $1.5 million, plus $200,000 in attorney's fees.

The agreement, reached by attorneys for both parties, is subject to ratification by a majority vote of the 30 player representatives. Voting will be conducted by email over the next 72 hours.

Kelly was fired by the NHLPA last August, less than two years into his five-year contract. He succeeded Ted Saskin in 2007 after Saskin was dismissed over allegations he had been monitoring players' confidential emails.

With files from the New York Post