The National Hockey League has tapped Charles Coplin to be executive VP of content. Coplin joins the NHL from the National Football League, where he had been VP of programming.

In his new role Coplin will be charged with overseeing all media and content for the league, including, NHL Network, managing TV rights and broadcaster relationships and all of the league’s programming and production units.

“Charles Coplin is among the most respected senior executives in sports content, programming and production, and will take our relationship with fans across all platforms and events to the next level,” said NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins in a statement. “Charles is a proven innovator who will drive a very ambitious content development schedule that meets fan demand for news, video, all-access programming and 24/7 NHL on every platform.”

At the NFL Coplin oversaw programming for NFL Network, and also produced the league’s special events programs, such as the Super Bowl halftime shows.

The full release, with more information about Coplin and his new position, is after the jump.

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