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NHL: Michael Andlauer, new owner of the Senators, has an interest in Patrick Roy

NHL: Michael Andlauer, new owner of the Senators, has an interest in Patrick Roy

New Ottawa Senators owner Michael Endlauer is certainly interested in seeing Patrick Roy lead his team, according to information he has obtained. Newspaper.

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Andalore and the Senators have reached a tentative agreement on selling the team, the newspaper reported Ottawa Sun Tuesday. A Toronto billionaire and his partners will pay nearly $1 billion to acquire 90% of the club, which is a record amount in the National Hockey League.

The remaining 10% will remain in the hands of Anna and Olivia Melnick, daughters of previous owner Eugene Melnick, who passed away in March 2022.

The NHL will now have to agree to transfer ownership of the team to the 57-year-old, who is also involved in health and finance, as well as owning the Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL.

She wrote that the process could extend until September sun.

“Will he call me? No idea.”

Andalour’s name was mentioned Tuesday during the press conference regarding Roy’s departure from Quebec Remparts.

Michael Andlauer

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Michael Andlauer

TSN insider Darren Dreger also mentioned during the Memorial Cup tournament that one group interested in buying the Senators is interested in it. The former No. 33 becomes the team’s coach.

Patrick Roy confirmed that he met Michael Andlauer when he was one of ten people interviewed by the Canadiens during the process of hiring a new general manager last year, following the firing of Mark Bergevin.

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The businessman, who was raised in Montreal after being born in France, is one of the minority shareholders of CH.

“He’s a nice guy,” said Patrick Roy. Will he call me [pour un poste]? No idea.”

In 2024-2025?

According to TSN, it would be surprising if the new owner would make a reshuffle before taking full control of the organization. It’s also possible he’ll want to take advantage of next season to assess the people in the venue, including current coach DJ Smith, before making his decisions.

One year remains on Smith’s contract, who also has an option for the 2024-2025 campaign.

Andlauer must also sell his existing shares of Canada, which he has held since 2009 and which are valued at 10%. These could also pass into the hands of the Desmarais family, if owner Geoff Molson is inclined to sell to them, according to a source at the property. register. This information has also been reported in the media in recent months.

André Desmarais was previously co-owner of Remparts with Patrick Roy, Jacques Tanguay and Michel Cadrin, before selling the club to Quebecor in 2014.

No connection with the NHL

Roy said Tuesday that he has not been in contact with NHL teams looking for a head coach in recent weeks. The final vacancy has now been filled, as the New York Rangers have announced that Peter Laviolette will be their new pilot.

The former Remparts coach and general manager also said that some teams can “take comfort” from the fact that he served as coach and vice president of hockey operations during his time with the Avalanche. In Colorado, between 2013 and 2016.

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He added, “There are a lot of good coaches out there, and the choice is just too big for a team looking for one.” I want to save myself from embarrassment. It’s a way for me to show some humility.”

– In collaboration with Stéphane Cadoret and Kevin Doby