It has been seven years of disappointment for the Arizona Coyotes both on and off the ice. The team has not made the playoffs in that span, and each off-season had questions about ownership. It seems as though both of those problems will be solved soon.

The Arizona Coyotes introduced Alex Meruelo as the new majority owner Tuesday, officially making him the first billionaire owner of the franchise. He owns multiple businesses around the western United States, but this is the first time he has owned any professional sports team. He attempted to purchase the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks in 2011, but the agreement was mutually terminated between him and the current ownership group.

His second public attempt to jump into the pro sports market was a success, and in purchasing the Coyotes, he becomes the first ever NHL owner of Latin descent. He is the son of Cuban immigrants, and acknowledged his roots during the press conference.

 

merUelo  makes  hockey  history 

with  purchase  of  Coyotes

by Seth Askelson

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“I sure as sh*t want to win.” – Meruelo makes
intentions known during introduction

-- photo Seth Askelson