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Alan Eagleson goes to jail

He never played the game, but he was the most powerful man in hockey. Alan Eagleson played many roles off the ice: agent to the stars, union boss and international hockey impresario. But he was also accused of less savoury activities: cozying up to management, bullying players and misusing their money. Then came the investigations, criminal convictions and a dizzying fall from grace.

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Eagleson is taken into custody to start serving an 18-month sentence.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Jan. 7, 1998
Guests: Frank Mahovlich, Dennis Owchar
Host: Alison Smith
Reporter: Adrienne Arsenault
Duration: 2:38

Last updated: August 22, 2013

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