Marty Walsh, the current U.S. Secretary of Labor, is set to be named executive director of the NHL Players' Association in the coming days, reports Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff.

He succeeds Donald Fehr, who's departing the position after 12 years.

The NHLPA has been searching for a new leader for roughly 10 months. Walsh emerged as a leading candidate over recent weeks and introduced himself to the executive board in a virtual meeting before All-Star Weekend.