The American Hockey League family is mourning the loss of league counsel Joe Rodio, Sr., who passed away Wednesday. He was 67.
One of the leading attorneys in the state of Rhode Island, Rodio served as legal counsel to the AHL for 21 years and was an integral part of the leadership group as an advisor to the President, the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors.
Rodio played a significant role in labor relations with the AHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, and served as counsel to the AHL/PHPA Health and Welfare Trust for more than two decades. He also provided counsel to the AHL, working closely with league President and Chief Executive Officer David Andrews on all franchise transactions and other league legal business.
"Joe Rodio has been a trusted attorney, advisor and friend during my entire tenure in the American Hockey League," said Andrews. "Without his wise counsel, the AHL would not be where it is today. He will be missed by all of us both personally and for his leadership."
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Newman Congregational Church Food Pantry, 100 Newman Ave., Rumford, R.I. 02916; Mothers Out Front Attn: Vicki Peterson, 30 Bow St., Cambridge, MA 02138; or The Lenny Zakim Fund c/o DLA Piper, 33 Arch St., 26th floor, Boston, MA 02110.