The NHL Players’ Association is zeroing in on a leading candidate to replace Donald Fehr as its executive director.

As reported Wednesday by ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, the PA will be meeting this week in Florida during the 2023 NHL All-Star weekend to discuss the potential appointment of U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh to the position.

Walsh, 55, was Mayor of Boston from 2014 through 2021 and comes from a union background. He left his post in March 2021 to serve under the cabinet of U.S. President Joe Biden. Under Biden, Walsh has been tasked with overseeing regulations to protect the rights of more than 150 million workers across the country. He was previously president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America and was head of the Building Construction and Trades Council in Boston.