PRINCETON, NJ – The ECHL announced a change in their front office hierarchy this afternoon, naming Ryan Crelin as the league’s Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Crelin will oversee all day-to-day business operations of the league.

Crelin has held various positions in the ECHL, most recently, as Senior Vice President of Business Operations.

“We continue to embark on new and exciting initiatives in our League to further the ECHL brand and bring our fans quality hockey and entertainment,” Crelin said. “I look forward to facing the challenges ahead and to help continue to make the ECHL a premier hockey league, both on and off the ice.”

“Since joining the League over a decade ago, Ryan has taken on increasing levels of responsibility and has met every challenge,” ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna said. “He is an incredibly talented, dedicated and competent individual and is a very valuable asset to the ECHL and our member teams.”

Crelin earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in finance & taxation at Rutgers University in May 2010 after being awarded his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in sport management & marketing from Seton Hall University in May 2006. At Seton Hall, he also served as president of the Sport Management Student Association, was a member of the National Business Honor Society and played ice hockey for the Pirates. Prior to joining the ECHL, Crelin worked for a Public Accountant near his hometown of Middletown, N.J.

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