The Hockey News Announces Highly Anticipated 2019 100 People of Power and Influence List

NHL commissioner Bettman finishes No. 1 for the 12th time in 20 years

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​​The Hockey News is celebrating 20 years of identifying the top powerbrokers in the game by streamlining the methodology of its annual 100 People of Power and Influence list. The 2019 edition, on newsstands now, is a 124-page Money and Power business special edition that pulls the curtain on the multi-billion dollar industry, focusing on the men and women in 13 different influential categories.

The issue features kingpins Gary Bettman, Donald Fehr and Rene Fasel on the cover and includes profiles on more than 170 individuals from NHL team owners, executives, agents, managers, coach, players, trainers, media, advertisers and sponsors. These difference-makers are ranked against their peers within their area of expertise, then distilled on a top 100 world-wide hockey industry list.

"Since 2009 when I was Chairman of Bauer and when I first attempted to acquire The Hockey News, I envisioned an annual special issue of The Hockey News focusing entirely on the business of hockey. I finally succeeded in January 2018 and my first order of business as owner and Publisher was to put the wheels in motion to release the first annual Money and Power issue in January 2019, ” says W. Graeme Roustan, owner and publisher of The Hockey News.

Rounding out the top 5 are;  Auston Matthews (2), Jeremy Jacobs (3), Connor McDavid (4) and Craig Leipold (5).

The special edition also has extended features on the NHL's business model, the 31 NHL team owners, the big three hockey agencies, NHL sponsorships, the issues at hand when the collective bargaining agreement expires in 2020, and more.

As part of an exclusive video series of Q&As with some of the game’s most powerful people, Roustan sat down with Bettman to talk about the HHOF, the NHL’s trillion-dollar impact and more.

Visit to watch the full interviews.

To see the official top 100 list, pick up your copy of The Hockey News: Money & Power on Newsstands  January 14th in Canada and January 29th in the U.S.

The special issue can also be found at and at select Indigo, Chapters, Walmart, Costco, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaw, Overwaitea and other newsstand retailers in Canada. In the U.S. the issue can be found at select Barnes & Noble locations.

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About The Hockey News 

The Hockey News is an award-winning multi-platform Canadian brand that has covered every aspect of the sport since 1947. Its Toronto based team of editors, journalists and staff have been producing the very best publication of hockey industry content for the past 70 years. The Hockey News is owned and published by  W. Graeme Roustan, Chairman and owner of Roustan Media. For additional information, visit

About: W. Graeme Roustan, ICD.D is Executive Chairman of Roustan Media and Roustan Capital and was Chairman of Performance Sports Group, owner of Bauer hockey and other iconic brands. While Chairman, he took the company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2011. He was the Governor of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), on the Canadian Olympic Committee and a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. Christian Hockey and Torspo Hockey are also portfolio companies.

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