Gartner resigns in light of current union turmoil

Updated: March 20, 2007, 11:54 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Hall of Famer Mike Gartner resigned from the NHL Players' Association on Monday night, about a week after two top union officials were placed on leave because of allegations they ordered the monitoring of NHLPA player e-mail.

Gartner began a conference call with the players' executive board with his announcement that he was leaving as the NHLPA's director of hockey affairs. He had been with the union for eight years.

"This decision was made with careful thought ...

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