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New Lightning ownership: The key players
By the Times staff
Published August 8, 2007
The sale of the
Tampa Bay Lightning
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Jeff Sherrin,Doug MacLean and Oren Koules were introduced as the principals of Absolute Hockey Enterprises, which signed a purchase agreement to buy the Lightning, the St. Pete Times Forum lease and 5 1/2 acres of surrounding land from Palace Sports & Entertainment for about $200-million.
Doug MacLean, 53, new owner Co-chairman of Absolute Hockey Enterprises, former coach of the Florida Panthers hockey team and former general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets franchise.
Oren Koules, 46, new owner Hollywood film and TV producer best known for the high-grossing Saw series of horror movies, who also played minor league hockey for his hometown Chicago Blackhawks.
Jeffrey Sherrin, 51, new owner Florida real estate developer, including Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, business partner with Doug MacLean and consultant to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Bill Davidson, 84, current owner Owner of Palace Sports & Entertainment and managing partner of the NBA's Detroit Pistons. Chairman and CEO of Guardian Industries Corp., one of the world's largest manufacturers and fabricators of float glass products. Has owned the Lightning since summer 1999.
Tom Wilson, 58, CEO and governor Palace Sports & Entertainment's top business executive handles all its business aspects, including the Palace at Auburn Hills, DTE Music Theatre, the management of the Meadow Brook Music Festival and the Asheville Tourists, a Class A baseball team.
Ron Campbell, 51, president Responsible for all the Lightning's day-to-day operations, including sales, marketing and management of the St. Pete Times Forum.
Jay Feaster, 45, Lightning GM The general manager since February 2002 but has been with the team since October 1998. Oversees hockey operations, including player acquisitions and movement, the signing of player contracts and managing payroll.
John Tortorella, 49, Lightning coach Joined the team as an assistant coach for the 2000-01 season. Named head coach in January 2001 after Steve Ludzik was fired. The 2003-04 Jack Adams Award winner as the league's top coach.