Oshawa, Hamilton OHL owners partnering up to buy Ottawa Senators – report


Published November 16, 2022 at 5:37 pm

Move over, Ryan Reynolds. You have some company.

TSN is reporting that Oshawa Generals owner Rocco Tullio and Hamilton Bulldogs owner Michael Andlauer are teaming up to make a bid for the NHL’s Ottawa Senator.

Citing Postmedia’s Bruce Garrioch, the news is the two junior hockey club owners are ready to step up and buy the Senators, a team valued at more than $650 million.

Tullio reportedly offered late Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, who died March 28, an offer last year but was turned down. Tullio owns Windsor-based Rock Developments and has owned the Oshawa Generals since 2007.

Andlauer, a Toronto billionaire whose company, Andlauer’s Healthcare Group, was recently valued at $2.2 billion, has been involved with the Bulldogs since 2002 and brought the club into the OHL in 2015.

Andlauer, who also owns 20 per cent of the Montreal Canadiens, tried to buy the Senators in the past as well.

Melnyk’s family put the Ottawa Senators up for sale November 4 on the condition the team remain in Ottawa.

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has also expressed in being involved in a bid for the team.

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