Eugene Melnyk (born May 27, 1959) is a Canadian businessman who now resides in Barbados. He is the current owner, governor, and chairman of the Ottawa Senators professional ice hockey club of the National Hockey League (NHL). He also owns the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors junior-age ice hockey club.
Sports franchise ownerEdit
Melnyk's first sports franchise purchase was the St. Michael's Majors of the OHL, which he still owns. Until 2007, the club played at the St. Michael's Arena in Toronto, but has now relocated to Mississauga, Ontario. As there was a club already in Mississauga, the IceDogs, Melnyk purchased the IceDogs and resold them to move the Majors into the IceDogs home arena. The new ownership of the IceDogs has relocated the team to St. Catharines, Ontario and is now known as the Niagara IceDogs.
On August 26, 2003, Melnyk purchased the Ottawa Senators hockey club of the NHL and their arena, Scotiabank Place out of bankruptcy. He is the sole owner and holds the titles of governor and chairman.
- Ottawa Senators (Team) - http://www.ottawasenators.com/
- Winding Oaks Farm (Florida, USA)
- Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL Hockey Club)
- Mississauga Ice Dogs (OHL Hockey Club)
- (2007) Ottawa Senators Media Guide 2007-08. Ottawa Senators Hockey Club.