Jack Kelley, who has made a long career at the helm of various hockey clubs, died Tuesday at the age of 93.
The NHL reported this on its website.
Kelley’s career at the peak began in 1972-73, when she worked as a coach and general manager for the New England Whalers, who played in the WHA Professional League.
He worked for Whalers until 1975 and returned in 1977 when the organization was transferred to Hartford.
Whalers joined the NHL for the 1979-80 season, and Kelley resigned as the club’s GM for the first two seasons.
Hartford Whalers has been known as the Carolina Hurricanes since 1997.
Finnish stars Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teräväinen play in the team.
From 1982 to 1993, Kelley served as the AHL team’s Adirondack sports director and from 1993 to 1998, the NHL team chaired the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Prior to working in the professional leagues, Kelley coached university teams and was selected as the coach of the year in the NCAA series from 1961-62.