Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. no longer is a member of the NHL’s executive committee, it was announced Friday.
Karmanos and the late Ed Snider, former owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, have been replaced on the committee by Winnipeg Jets owner Mark Chipman and Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson.
The changes were made after a balloting process at the league’s Board of Governors meeting at Palm Beach, Fla. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman later announced the new composition of the committee in comments to the media.
Yahoo Sports reported that Bettman said Karmanos missed the league meetings because of a sinus infection.
The members of executive committee are: Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, Murray Edwards of the Calgary Flames, Craig Leipold of the Minnesota Wild, Ted Leonsis of the Washington Capitals, Henry Samueli of the Anaheim Ducks, Larry Tanenbaum of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jeff Vinik of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Rocky Wirtz of the Chicago Blackhawks