PHPA Announces Dates and Location for 50th Annual Meeting of Player Representatives

Author: Darryl Dionne, PHPA Director of Communications and Business Development
Date: Apr 6, 2017

The Professional Hockey Players’ Association (PHPA) is pleased to announce the 50th PHPA Annual Meeting of Player Representatives will be hosted at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Florida from June 12 – 17th, 2017.  The meeting will mark the official launch of the PHPA’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

The annual week-long series of meetings affords PHPA Player Representatives, Executive Committee members, staff, and Advisors the opportunity to review the Association’s operations during past year, plan for the upcoming season, as well as provide input and direction with respect to long-term strategic objectives.

During the meetings, one Player Representative from each American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL team participate in open discussion on a variety of Collective Bargaining and other League and PHPA issues.  Players gain valuable information on the Business Operations of the PHPA, hear from expert attorneys with respect to Hockey Operations and workers’ compensation, and perhaps most unique, players are encouraged to bring forth any items or issues during a closed-door interactive meeting with their respective League President / Commissioner. 

The PHPA will present the 2017 Curt Leichner Distinguished Member Award to Brad Treliving during the closing banquet, and will honor 5 era representatives who played a prominent role with the PHPA during their playing careers over the Association’s five decades.  The evening will be capped off with a performance from world renown hypnotist Danny Zzzz!.

The annual PHPA Golf Outing will again be presented by BFL CANADA Risk & Insurance Services, Inc. while Meridian, CCM, Sutton Special Risk, BDO International, AON, IOA, Programmed Insurance Brokers (PIB), Endicott College, Meritain Health, and State and Liberty Clothing Co. continue their support as presenting sponsors, allowing the PHPA to host a professional and informative meeting.


About the PHPA

Since its inception in 1967, the Professional Hockey Players’ Association (PHPA) has continued to serve as an advocate of player interests.  Currently, the PHPA is the certified, U.S. National Labor Relations Board collective bargaining representative for over 1,600 players across 57 teams throughout the American Hockey League and ECHL.  Visit, follow the PHPA on Facebook and Twitter, and register for the PHPA Insider E-Newsletter.

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