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Lightning CEO Tod Leiweke is leaving team to go to NFL

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It happened a long way from the ice, but the Tampa Bay Lightning have lost their chief executive officer. Tod Leiweke, 55,has resigned to become the chief operating officer of the National Football League, owner Jeff Vinik announced today. He also announced that president Steve Griggs would take Leiweke’s place, reporting directly to Vinik. While with the Lightning, Leiweke ran the business side of things. General manager Steve Yzerman will continue to run the hockey operations. Leiweke has worked for the…

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