1998 Winter Olympics City

October 1, 2011 by staff 

1998 Winter Olympics City1998 Winter Olympics City, To celebrate the start of the 2011-12 season National Hockey League, NBC Sports President Mark Lazarus Group, commissioner Gary Bettman’s NHL, NBC Sports and Versus commentator Eddie Olczyk NHL, along with NBC Sports and programming against President Jon Miller Senior Vice President and NHL Hockey Player Security Operations & Brendan Shanahan, NASDAQ MarketSite visit the Times Square to officially call Market NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in New York.


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About commissioner Gary Bettman NHL:

Gary B. Bettman, the commissioner first elected in the history of the National Hockey League, the League has conducted a number of significant progress since he began his term on February 1, 1993. At the time Commissioner Bettman took office, NHL clubs competed in 14 U.S. markets. In less than a decade, the League expanded to 30 clubs, up to 21 major U.S. markets. The regular season attendance, which was little more than $ 14 million in 1993, has exceeded 20 million in consecutive seasons from 1999-1900. Consequently, total league revenue and has increased from 732 million in 1993 and a projected 2.9 billion (USD) for 2010-11, while sales of the League of goods have grown since to 275 million retail dollars and more than 1.3 billion.

Commissioner Bettman has expanded the League’s visibility, commitment and mobilized driven fan sponsorship participation levels in North America and abroad. To start the 2007-08 season, the Commissioner presented the “Games Premiere” series, the establishment of an international arena for games of NHL regular season in major European cities. Under the direction of the Commissioner, NHL players set lists world-class teams in the Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. As testimony to the growing international exposure, NHL games are now televised in over 160 countries around the world.

About NBC Sports Group President Mark Lazarus

As President, NBC Sports Group, Mark Lazarus oversees the portfolio of assets NBC Sports Group multi-platform (broadcast, cable, regional and digital) which was formed after the closure of Comcast and joint venture of General Electric, which merged NBCUniversal assets and Comcast. The newly formed NBC Sports Group currently consists of NBC Sports, Golf Channel, VERSUS, 11, Comcast SportsNet (regional sports networks) and their digital assets. As head of NBC Sports Group, Lazarus manages partnerships with many of the most prestigious properties in the sport, including the International Olympic Committee and U.S. Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, USGA, PGA of America, Notre Dame, Churchill Downs and many more. Lazarus was a member of the recent acquisition of the rights NBCUniversal media at four Olympic Games (2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020) and his new 10 year agreement with the NHL.

About NBC Sports commentator and opposite Eddie Olczyk NHL:

Eddie Olczyk is currently in his sixth season as lead commentator for NBC Sports coverage of the Group NHL on NBC and VERSUS. He is part of the primary announce team along with Emrick ‘Doc’ Mike and Pierre McGuire, who calls all the games on NBC and games every Wednesday night on VERSUS, before he became NBC Sports. Olczyk played 16 years in the NHL Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Los Angeles, Winnipeg and won the Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994. In addition, Olczyk was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins 2003-2005.

About NBC Sports programming and against President Jon Miller:

Jon Miller, who has been with NBC for more than three decades, overseeing the programming and is leading in sales of both NBC Sports and Versus. Miller, who is credited with co-creation of the NHL Winter Classic – a fact that the New York Times said, “has stolen the New Year’s Day” – oversees more than 8,000 hours of annual programming of NBC Sports and Versus , including the NHL, PGA Tour, USGA championships (U.S. Open and U.S. Open Women), the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, the French Open, Wimbledon , Notre Dame football, the Tour de France and the IndyCar Series.

About NHL Senior Vice President Security Brendan Shanahan Hockey Player & operations:

Brendan Shanahan is currently the senior vice president of security operations and hockey player in National Hockey League. Shanahan works with Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell and his team providing ideas from the perspective of a player on the trends that have emerged and could be developed. It also works with the Chief Operating Officer John Collins and his team in the marketing efforts of the NHL to fully integrate and maximize the interests of the game and the players. Shanahan also handles special projects as determined by the Commissioner Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.

Known as one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the National Hockey League, Brendan Shanahan ended his career of 21 years of ice hockey as a three-time Stanley Cup champion, an eight-time All-Star, a 40-goal scorer six times, 11 leaders of the League scorer with 656 and 23 and the leading point producer with 1354 career points. He also won the gold medal with Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and was awarded the King Clancy Trophy for his humanitarian efforts off the ice in 2002-03.


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