Tuesday, February 9, 2016
WHL Signs Ron Robison to Contract Extension
Western Hockey League (WHL) Chairman of the Board Bruce Hamilton announced today that the WHL Board of Governors have agreed to a new five-year contract extension with WHL Commissioner Ron Robison.
Robison, who joined the WHL prior to the 2000-01 season, is currently in his 16th season as Commissioner and CEO of the WHL. The new contract will extend Robison through the 2020-21 season.
“The WHL Governors voted unanimously to extend Ron Robison’s contract,” commented WHL Chairman of the Board Bruce Hamilton. “We continue to be pleased with the job Ron is doing and believe it is in the best interest of the League to secure him to another long-term contract. In the years to come,Ron’s leadership will be important as the WHL continues to be a world leader in both hockey development and our player experience.”
Under Robison’s leadership since 2000-01, the WHL has experienced unprecedented growth. The WHL, with 22 member clubs throughout Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, is a leading supplier to the NHL, Canada’s National hockey teams and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey programs. The WHL has also continued to expand its broadcast partnerships which has provided more exposure for the League and its member clubs than ever before. Most recently, the WHL has strengthened its player experience under Robison with expanded support services under the WHL Players First program and also awarded a record number of WHL Scholarships to its graduates in 2015-16.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be entrusted by the Board of Governors to continue serving as WHL Commissioner,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “In our 50th Season, the WHL continues to grow and serve as a world leader in the hockey industry and I look forward to playing a key leadership role in the seasons ahead.”