State of Play

A conversation with Kim Davis and Lou Lamoriello

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Thank you for joining our conversation on the current State of Play in the National Hockey League. Please tune in on Wednesday, March 31 at 4pm to hear Wale Ogunleye, Head of the UBS Athletes and Entertainers Segment discuss the state of live music and entertainment with 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Irving Azoff and CEO and Co-Founder of the Oak View Group, Tim Leiweke.

Find out:

  • How Lou Lamoriello is leading the New York Islanders through the start of a second COVID-19 impacted season.
  • What it means for the Islanders organization to be coming home to Long Island and what people can look forward to at UBS Arena.
  • How the NHL is focusing on attracting and developing multi-cultural audiences – through culture, youth participation, and social impact initiatives.
  • How the NHL is striving to increase diversity across hockey and why 2020 was an acceleration moment for many NHL social initiatives.

This event is open to all

Calling all hockey fans - this is the event for you! Even if you aren't a fan, don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from respected NHL leader Kim Davis and Hall of Famer, Lou Lamoriello discuss the state of the NHL and how the league is increasing diversity across its 31 clubs.

Your host

Tom Naratil

President, UBS Americas and Co-President UBS Global Wealth Management

Guest speaker

Kim Davis

Senior Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth & Legislative Affairs at the National Hockey League

Guest speaker

Lou Lamoriello

President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, New York Islanders

About Kim and Lou

Kimberly B. Davis currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth & Legislative Affairs at the National Hockey League, the premier professional ice hockey league in the world.  In this capacity, Kim leads a role reporting to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to attract, develop and retain fans – with a specific focus on multi-cultural audiences – through culture, youth participation, and social impact initiatives.  Ms. Davis has been recognized by Hockey News’ “2020 Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in the sport,” Essence Magazine’s “Woke” - 2019 Change Agents, Adweek’s “30 Most Powerful Women in Sports,” Sports Business Journal’s “GameChangers,” and Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Corporate America.” She has received other notable recognitions including Savoy Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” and showcased in Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.” In 2012, she was profiled with First Lady Michelle Obama in Essence magazine’s “28 Most Influential Black Women in America.”

Lou Lamoriello was named the President and General Manager of the New York Islanders in 2018 and helped the team qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of Lamoriello’s two seasons with the organization, resulting in Lamoriello receiving the 2020 Jim Gregory Award for General Manger of the Year. 

A three-time Stanley Cup Champion as a General Manager and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Lamoriello joined the Islanders after three seasons as General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and decorated tenure as President and General Manager to the New Jersey Devils. With the Devils, Lamoriello went to the Stanley Cup Playoffs 21 times, posted 13, 100-point seasons, won nine division titles, went to the Stanley Cup Final five times and won the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003. The Devils also earned 13 consecutive post-season berths from 1997-2010.

Lamoriello has compiled a lifetime regular-season record of 1,342-931-179-166 (W-L- T-OT) and a lifetime Stanley Cup Playoffs record of 154-133.


Learn more about UBS Arena

Like no other arena that has ever come before. Made for music and built for hockey, UBS Arena, located at Belmont Park in New York City, will be the new home for the New York Islanders, concerts and other special events.