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Kelly ousted as head of NHLPA

Updated: August 31, 2009, 8:50 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHICAGO -- Less than two years after his hiring, Paul Kelly is out as executive director of the NHL Players' Association.

The union announced Monday at its annual meeting that its executive board had voted "overwhelmingly" to remove Kelly. The executive board is made up of one player from each of the 30 teams.

"I would say after a long, exhausting and thoughtful debate, and thoughtful reasoning, a group of 30 engaged players made a decision that was overwhelmingly in favor of ...

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