The AHL's newly established return-to-play committee includes a handful of NHL general managers as well as the owner of a Canadian club.
Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney, Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland, David Poile of the Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas, and Winnipeg Jets chairman Mark Chipman will serve on a 13-member task force formed by the NHL's top developmental league Monday.
The group, which will be chaired by outgoing AHL president and CEO David Andrews, will aim to provide "expert leadership and strategic direction to the AHL in planning for the league's return to play in the 2020-21 season."
The task force won't have any responsibility to initiate the AHL's return to play, but it will provide "strategic leadership" to the league to create a process that garners significant support in the AHL and the NHL.
The AHL canceled the rest of its 2019-20 campaign in May amid the coronavirus pandemic.