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The following is a list of current National Hockey League franchise owners.

All of the NHL's teams use some form of holding company for the team's assets, sometimes through multiple layers of corporations, which are all listed in the "Operating Entities" column. The "Principal Owner(s)" column lists the majority or plurality owner(s) of the team or, in the case of teams held by publicly held corporations, the corporation's chairman.

Each team has a representative on the NHL Board of Governors, the league's ruling and governing body, listed in the "NHL Governor" column; for most teams, this is the majority or plurality owner of the club.

Franchise Principal Owner(s) NHL Governor[1] Operating Entities Year Purchased
Anaheim Ducks Flag of the United States Henry Samueli Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club LLC 2005
Arizona Coyotes Flag of the United States Alex Meruelo IceArizona Acquisition Co., LLC 2019
Boston Bruins Flag of the United States Jeremy Jacobs Boston Professional Hockey Association, Inc 1975
Buffalo Sabres Flag of the United States Terry and Kim Pegula Pegula Sports and Entertainment; Hockey Western New York, LLC 2011
Calgary Flames Flag of Canada N. Murray Edwards Calgary Sports and Entertainment 1980
Carolina Hurricanes Flag of the United States Tom Dundon Gale Force Sports And Entertainment, LLC; Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club 2018
Chicago Blackhawks Flag of the United States Rocky Wirtz Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc. 1954
Colorado Avalanche Flag of the United States Ann Walton Kroenke Josh Kroenke Kroenke Sports & Entertainment; Colorado Avalanche, LLC 2000
Columbus Blue Jackets Flag of the United States John P. McConnell Colhoc Limited Partnership; The Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Club 2000
Dallas Stars Flag of Canada Tom Gaglardi Dallas Stars LP 2011
Detroit Red Wings Flag of the United States Estate of Mike Ilitch Christopher Ilitch Ilitch Holdings Inc.; Olympia Entertainment; Detroit Red Wings, Inc. 1982
Edmonton Oilers Flag of Canada Daryl Katz Rexall Sports Corporation; Oilers Entertainment Group 2008
Florida Panthers Flag of the United States Vincent Viola Sunrise Sports and Entertainment; Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. 2013
Los Angeles Kings Flag of the United States Philip Anschutz and Flag of the United States Edward P. Roski Philip Anschutz† Anschutz Entertainment Group, The Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club LP 1995
Minnesota Wild Flag of the United States Craig Leipold Minnesota Sports and Entertainment; Minnesota Wild Hockey Club, LP 2008
Montreal Canadiens Flag of Canada Molson family Geoff Molson Club de hockey Canadien, Inc. 2009
Nashville Predators Flag of the United States Thomas Cigarran Predators Holdings LLC 2007
New Jersey Devils Flag of the United States Joshua Harris New Jersey Devils LLC 2013
New York Islanders Flag of the United States Jon Ledecky and Flag of the United States Scott D. Malkin Scott D. Malkin† New York Islanders Hockey Club, LP 2014
New York Rangers Flag of the United States James L. Dolan The Madison Square Garden Company, New York Rangers Hockey Club 1997
Ottawa Senators Flag of Canada Eugene Melnyk Capital Sports Properties; Ottawa Senators Hockey Club Limited Partnership 2003
Philadelphia Flyers Flag of the United States Brian L. Roberts Dave Scott Comcast Spectacor; Philadelphia Flyers, LP 1996
Pittsburgh Penguins Flag of the United States Ronald Burkle and Flag of Canada Mario Lemieux David Morehouse Lemieux Group LP 1999
San Jose Sharks Flag of Germany Hasso Plattner Sharks Sports and Entertainment; San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises; San Jose Sharks, LLC 2002
Seattle Kraken Flag of the United States David Bonderman and Flag of the United States Jerry Bruckheimer TBD Seattle Hockey Partners 2018
St. Louis Blues Flag of the United States Tom Stillman SLB Acquisition Holdings LLC; St. Louis Blues Hockey Club, L.P. 2012
Tampa Bay Lightning Flag of the United States Jeffrey Vinik Lightning Hockey LP 2010
Toronto Maple Leafs Flag of Canada Larry Tanenbaum Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Ltd.; Kilmer Sports, Inc. 1996
Vancouver Canucks Flag of Canada Francesco Aquilini Canucks Sports & Entertainment 2004
Vegas Golden Knights Flag of the United States Bill Foley Black Knight Sports & Entertainment, Hockey Vision Las Vegas 2016
Washington Capitals Flag of the United States Ted Leonsis Mounumental Sports and Entertainment 1999
Winnipeg Jets Flag of Canada Mark Chipman and Flag of Canada David Thomson Mark Chipman† True North Sports & Entertainment, Ltd. 2011

† Only one of the owners can be that team's NHL Governor.
‡ Child/family member of the team's owner.

1 Dave Scott, CEO of Comcast Spectacor, represents the Philadelphia Flyers.
2 President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins, David Morehouse, represents the team instead of one of its owners.


  1. NHL Board of Governors. NHL. Retrieved on June 1, 2019.

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