For the past several years, Marty Walsh has been involved in politics in several different capacities, serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for nearly two decades, the mayor of Boston for seven years, and the United States Secretary of Labor since 2014. And now, it looks like he’s moving into something new: sports.
According to a report from The Daily Faceoff, Marty Walsh is expected to be formally installed as the next Executive Director of the NHL Players’ Association “in the coming days” following Tuesday night’s State of the Union address by President Joe Biden.
Walsh is expected to leave his position as the Secretary of Labor but was unable to do so until after the State of the Union Address. According to The Daily Faceoff, Walsh was presented as the NHLPA search committee’s top choice for the job during an executive board meeting held in Miami last Friday and is expected to earn a salary of around $3 million a year.
Even though the NHLPA is located in Toronto, Walsh is expected to live in Boston, where he served as the city’s mayor from 2014 to 2021.
The move is especially unique for Walsh as he was famously kicked out of a Boston Bruins in the 1990s game for being too intoxicated.