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by Paul on 05/04/14 at 09:47 AM ET
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
... I realized I wouldn’t know half of the NHL owners if they walked through the press box in First Niagara Center. For every Jeremy Jacobs and Ted Leonsis, vocal and recognizable owners, there’s a John McConnell and Edward Roski, guys that don’t draw tape recorders or cameras.
With that in mind, here’s a roll call of the NHL’s ownership group, including the year they purchased their teams.
Anaheim: Henry and Susan Samueli, 2005. This is merely a listing and not a witch hunt, but it doesn’t take long to find an owner who’s faced league discipline. The NHL suspended Buffalo-born Henry Samueli indefinitely in June 2008 after he entered a guilty plea for backdating stock options. He was reinstated in October 2009, shortly before a federal judge tossed out his plea and dropped the charge. As the co-founder of Broadcom Corp., Samueli made his money by putting computer chips into cable boxes and smartphones. Though born in Buffalo, he grew up in California.
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