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Top GM Award Will Now Be Known As The Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award

TORONTO (Nov. 19, 2019) – The National Hockey League announced today the trophy recognizing its top General Manager each season will be renamed the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award.

The trophy was first presented in 2009-10 as the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. The name change was unanimously approved today by League General Managers at their annual November Meeting in Toronto.

“This is a terrific tribute to a wonderful man by a group uniquely qualified to appreciate his many contributions to our game,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “During his tenure as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jim Gregory transformed the art of team-building. Through the many years he spent at the League, our general managers regularly sought his counsel. They universally revere his lifetime of service to the NHL.”

Gregory, a 2007 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee in the Builders category, served as Toronto Maple Leafs general manager and a League executive for four decades. He died Oct. 30 at age 83.

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Jim Gregory Has Passed Away At Age 83

TORONTO / NEW YORK (October 30, 2019) – The National Hockey League and the entire hockey family have lost one of the most beloved men ever to have served the game.

Jim Gregory, Hockey Hall of Famer, former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager and a League executive for four decades, died today. He was 83.

Gregory was a hockey ambassador around the globe and among the NHL’s first general managers to sign and import players from Europe – most notably, the legendary Hall of Fame defenseman Borje Salming. Steeped in the game’s traditions, he was integral to the implementation of some of the League’s most transformational innovations – including the use of video to review goals and the expansion of the role of the Central Scouting Bureau.

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Thinking Of Jim Gregory

from TSN,

Hockey Hall of Fame executive Jim Gregory is in critical condition in a Toronto hospital.

Gregory, 73, was rushed to hospital on Thursday after suffering a heart attack.

He was stabilized and remains in intensive care as he continues to be evaluated by doctors.

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note:  at 3:05pm, TSN changed the text of their story and the above reflects that change.

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