Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL).
“I’m trying (to buy the Senators),” Reynolds told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “It’s very expensive, so I need a partner with very deep pockets.
“It’s called a consortium, when you form a group to buy an entity and it’s such a fancy way of saying, ‘I need a mom or a dad,’ and if it doesn’t work no, I will buy a US senator that everyone can afford.
On Friday, the franchise announced “that a process has been initiated for the sale” of the club.
“It was a necessary and prudent step to connect with these deeply interested parties who can show us what their vision is for the future of the team,” Senators president and governor Sheldon Plener said in the statement. Friday press release.
“A condition of any sale will be that the team stays in Ottawa.”
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Former longtime owner Eugene Melnyk died “peacefully” following an illness, his family and team announced in March.
Reynolds was born in Vancouver but spent time in Ottawa.
“I grew up in Vancouver, which still has my heart, but I also grew up in Ottawa, Canada, because I spent a lot of time in Vanier, which is a small town just inside Ottawa. “, said Reynolds.
Reynolds currently co-owns Wrexham AFC, an English fifth division Welsh football club, with Rob McElhenney, the creator of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.
The Senators are currently in last place in the Atlantic Division, with a 4-7-0 record this year.