His suspension of hockey star Maurice "Rocket" RICHARD in March 1955, which touched off a riot in Montréal, was perhaps his most controversial act as NHL president, but he was also instrumental in the inauguration of the all-star game (1947), the NHL pension society (1948), the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto (1960) and league expansion to its present size. After retirement, Campbell was found guilty of conspiracy and influence-peddling in the "Sky Shops Affair," but was only sentenced to a "symbolic" day in prison and a fine of $25 000 (paid by the NHL).
Author GERALD REDMOND
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