Ryan Reynolds confirms he wants to buy Ottawa Senators, needs 'Sugar Mommy' or 'Sugar Daddy' to do so
OTTAWA, CANADA: Ryan Reynolds has settled the rumors and confirmed on a television show that he is indeed interested to buy his second sports team, the Ottawa Senators. The Canadian actor who owns the Welsh soccer club Wrexham with actor Rob McElhenney said, “I am trying to do that. It’s very expensive.” The 'Free Guy' star while on 'The Tonight Show' starring Jimmy Fallon added with a laugh, “I need a partner with really deep pockets.”
As per Forbes magazine, the Ottawa based National Hockey League (NHL) team was valued at $525 million in December 2021. This is around four months before ex-owner Eugene Melnyk died and the club announced it is planning to build a proposed arena project in Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats area. It definitely added to the team’s overall value. However, the Senators had earlier also planned on moving to LeBreton Flats, but the deal fell off with Melnyk and other business associates fighting among each other and taking the matter to court.
The latest update from the Melnyk estate has clarified that the team will be sold only with the condition that the new owner will keep them in Ottawa. During the show, Reynolds expressed both his wish to buy the club and agreed to keep the team as demanded by the sellers, reported the Daily Star.
The 46-year-old actor jokingly said that in order to buy the team he would have to be the face of a consortium. He stated, “It’s called a consortium when you form a group together to buy an entity. It’s a fancy way of saying I need a sugar mummy or a sugar daddy.”
As per the report, Reynolds also talked about his love for the National Capital Region team, though he hails from Vancouver, “I grew up in Vancouver which has my heart, always, but I also grew up in Ottawa. I spent a long time in Vanier, which is a little town right inside Ottawa."
The 'Green Lantern' actor further said that there shouldn’t be any questions on how much he loves ice hockey and that the sport will always hold a special place in his heart. “It’s scary but children are eased out of the womb in ice-skates in Canada. They are NHL ready by the age of four," he concluded.