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Alan Eagleson loses his Order of Canada

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.

Alan Eagleson becomes the first person to ever be stripped of the prestigious award.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC News
Broadcast Date: Feb. 27, 1998
Commentator: Bruce Dowbiggin
Reporter: Sandra Batson
Duration: 1:29
Hockey footage: National Hockey League, Hockey Canada.

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