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Oren Koules

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Oren Koules (born January 31, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American entertainment industry and professional sports industry executive. He is president of Evolution Entertainment, producer of the "Saw" movie franchise. He was also the owner of the Helena Bighorns ice hockey team, and is part-owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Sports careerEdit

He played for six Western Hockey League teams, including the Portland Winter Hawks, the Great Falls Americans, the Medicine Hat Tigers and the Brandon Wheat Kings. In Medicine Hat, he was a teammate of future NHL goaltender Kelly Hrudey. His best year was 1980-81; he scored 28 goals for the Spokane Flyers, and was a teammate of future NHL defenseman Ken Daneyko. In 1982, Koules played for the Hampton Roads, Va., Gulls of the former Atlantic Coast Hockey League. On the roster was 24 year old John Tortorella; the same Tortorella who is the former Lightning head coach.

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