ASHWAUBENON – The United States Hockey League (USHL) recently announced Green Bay Gamblers President Jeff Mitchell was named the 2021 Dave Tyler USHL Executive of the Year.
The award is determined by a vote of senior management officials from USHL member clubs.
Mitchell was named director of business and promotions before the 2008-09 season and was promoted to president before the 2020-21 season.
Under his leadership, the Gamblers have consistently ranked near the top in league attendance, shown consistent growth in corporate sponsorships and introduced promotions that have gained national acclaim.
“I want to thank Brendan Bruss, Pat Mikesch, Greg Lynch, Heidi Lou Radish and the entire Gamblers staff.
Mitchell was a member of the Gamblers head coach/general manager search committee that hired Stanley Cup Champions Jon Cooper (2008-10) and Derek Lalonde (2011-14), Eric Rud (2010-11) and Pat Mikesch (2014-present).
These hires have brought two Clark Cups (2010, 2012) and three Anderson Cups (2009, 2010, 2012) to Green Bay.
This marks the second time a member of the Gamblers was recognized as the executive of the year.
Brendan Bruss won the award in 2018.
The award is named in honor of Dave Tyler, recognizing his leadership and dedication to the USHL and junior hockey in the United States.
He served as president of the USHL from 1982-94, and his tenure with USA Hockey ran from 1975-2007.
The Gamblers’ home opener is Saturday, October 2.
Single-game tickets will go on sale Monday, August 23, at 10 a.m.