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Robertson named new WCHA commissioner

WCHA names Robertson as new commissioner
WCHA names Robertson as new commissioner
Western Collegiate Hockey Association

He’s the Minnesota Wild’s VP of Communications and Broadcasting no longer. Bill Robertson is set to become the new commissioner of the WCHA, as it was officially released in a news conference on Tuesday.

The announcement was made at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, site of the 2015 and 2017 WCHA Final Five tournaments.

Robertson was one of the Wild’s first major hires in 1998, having left the organization in the summer of 2011. He now works as a communications consultant in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Before joining the Wild, Robertson worked out on the west coast as part of the Disney-owned Anaheim Mighty Ducks, and California Angels. The latter ball club was purchased by the Walt Disney Company in 1996. Northern Michigan head coach Walt Kyle was an assistant during Robertson’s final two years with Disney, from 1996-1998.

Current WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod is set to retire in June.