Impressive typed letter signed (TLS) “Gary B. Bettman”, December 1, 1998, NHL stationery, to “Mr. Mike Keenan / Vancouver Canucks”, in full:
I am very pleased to congratulate you on your 500th victory against the Avalanche. You became only the sixth coach in NHL history to reach that figure, which is a great achievement.
You have consistently exhibited incredible tenaciousness and determination, and your drive is indicative of your devotion to the game. You set an extremely high standard for others to follow. I would be remiss if I did not also note that you have achieved this marvelous milestone while only calling me once at 4 A.M.!
I wish you many more years of continued success.
Presented in original frame to overall size of 12×14. Amazing letter originating directly from Mike Keenan.