Already the proud owner of soccer club Wrexham A.F.C, Reynolds was the first to assemble to troops in hopes of purchased the NHL team, with the actor showing face at Senators games throughout this season and meeting with city officials and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
This past past, Snoop Dogg told The Athletic. threw his hat in the rink, confirming that he’s joined a group led by film producer Neko Sparks that are also eying to purchase the Senators, with the price tag that is likely to exceed $1 billion.
In a statement about the potential deal the superstar rapper said “This ain’t no joke or no gimmick. Or an image or likeness play. This is a real ownership play. And Snoop will put his foot in the town.” “Once we started talking and building, we formed a plan to partner up and say, ‘Let’s do this together. Let’s join forces and try and get the Ottawa Senators.’ We can make a difference in Ottawa and the NHL.”
The rapper also appeared on ESPN this week to state his case:
Proof positive that ‘two’s company, but three’s a crowd’, on Saturday (5.06) the Ottawa Sun reported that the Weeknd has joined forces with the Canadian billionaires the Kimel brothers, in hopes of purchasing the Senators. A source close to the Weeknd told the periodical:
“He’s going to be a great partner for Ottawa and the NHL.” “The team he works with grew up in Ottawa, so they know the market really well, but he’s the largest musician planet right now. He has the most views, the most streams and he’s a hockey guy.” “He doesn’t like to be in the media very often so this really says something that he wants to be part of a bid. He wants to get this deal done, he wants to build something that will be great great in Ottawa and he’ll be a good fit. He’s got a lot of connections of worldwide.”
Final bids for the Senators are reportedly due May 15.