No. 7 — Gary Bettman
Change from 2018: +3
Labor peace through 2022, unmatched parity and expansion in Seattle are all certain victories for Bettman. But as the new calendar year nears, questions remain about the NHL’s interest in China — including whether its players will compete in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics — while plans have yet to be revealed for the 2021 World Cup of Hockey.