In November 1999, the NHL Alumni Association was established as an independent association, by amalgamating two Alumni groups formed by the National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association. The Alumni Association's ties to both the NHLPA and NHL remain strong.
The NHL Alumni is a non-profit organization, which serves as a liaison for 28 local alumni groups. The Association has adopted the motto of "Hockey's Greatest Family", providing programs and assistance for all retired NHL players, including career transition with the Breakaway Program. The NHL Alumni uses this money to help former players in need over and above what the Emergency Assistance Fund does for them.
The NHL Alumni's Mission is:
"The National Hockey League Alumni brings together former NHL players to: Support and participate in charitable causes, primarily those youth oriented; Assist former players in their transition to life after hockey; Promote the game of hockey."
Good luck bidding and thank you for supporting Hockey's Greatest Family.