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9 Things We Didn’t Know About Gary Bettman


Gary Bettman is the commissioner of the National Hockey League, the first in its history and he has been on the job since 1993. He has guided the league through difficult times and numerous labor disputes. Here are ten things that you probably did NOT know about him.

1. His father and grandfather were owners of a nut business

The business was called the Bettman Nut Company and their slogan was “Betty Nuts are Better”. Probably a good thing he decided not to work in the family business.

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