ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has named Bill Robertson its new commissioner.
The league announced Tuesday that Robertson has accepted a multi-year agreement with the WCHA.
The 53-year-old St. Paul native succeeds Bruce McLeod, who has served as WCHA commissioner for the past 20 years and is retiring in June.
Robertson says it’s an honor to serve an “iconic sports and collegiate hockey conference,” while showcasing some of the nation’s top student-athletes and institutions.
Robertson was vice president of communications and broadcasting for the Minnesota Wild from 1999-2011. He is only the third commissioner in the WCHA, after McLeod and Otto Breitenbach, who served from 1984-94.
Founded in 1951, the WCHA is home to a record 37 men’s national championship teams and a record 16 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winners.