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Agent punished for leaking info

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:10 AM ET

CHICAGO -- Leaking information about a players' association website to a Minnesota reporter has cost an NHL agent his certification.

Sources say NHLPA union head Bob Goodenow informed the agent on Wednesday that he would no longer be able to negotiate player contracts because he broke the union's confidentiality rules.

Agents have to be certified to negotiate contracts that can be registered with NHL.

The agent, who could not be identified, took a reporter from the Minneapolis Star Tribune on a tour of the union's website -- known as NHLPA SCORE -- which is designed for player agents to streamline data, explore legal rights and outduel the league and its teams in salary negotiations.

The NHLPA was able to trace the activity on-line and track down who accessed the information.


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