Eugene Melnyk was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist, owner, governor, and chairman of the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Ottawa Senators and AHL’s Belleville Senators.
He was the founder, chairman, and CEO of Biovail Corporation, once Canada’s largest publicly traded pharmaceutical company with more than C$1-billion in annual revenue.
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk dies at 62
Eugene Melnyk, the owner of the Ottawa Senators, died on Monday at the age of 62, according to the franchise. The Ottawa Senators commented, “It is with great sadness that the family of Eugene Melnyk and the Ottawa Senators hockey organization announce his passing on March 28, 2022, after an illness, he confronted with determination and fortitude.”
The sickness was not described in detail by the team. Melnyk received a liver transplant in 2015 after a public push to find a living donor.
Melnyk “cared greatly about the game, about his club, and about bettering the lives of those in need, particularly disadvantaged children, organ donation, and, most recently, with his commitment to his parent’s native country of Ukraine,” according to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
“On behalf of the entire National Hockey League, I express my heartfelt condolences to Eugene’s daughters, Anna and Olivia, as well as his extended family and all those who benefited from his kindness,” Bettman continued.
Melnyk bought the Senators in 2003 and led them to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007, as well as the Eastern Conference Final in 2017.
Melnyk also owns Ottawa’s AHL club Belleville Senators, as well as the Ontario Hockey League’s Toronto St. Michael’s Majors. He was a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame while he wasn’t on the ice.
Eugene Melnyk Age, Family, and Early Life
Eugene Melnyk was born on May 27, 1959(Age 62 Years) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was born to his father Ferdinand Melnyk, and mother Vera Melnyk.
He was a Canadian citizen and also a resident of Barbados. Eugene holds the nationality of Canadian and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Eugene Melnyk’s Net Worth, How much does he earn?
As for Melnyk’s Net Worth, it is 9 Million dollars. His main source of income is National Hockey League(NHL).
Which school did he go to?
Furthermore, on his education, He did his schooling at St. Michael’s College School.
Was Eugene Melnyk Dating anyone? Who is his Wife/Girlfriend?
Currently, we do not have the exact information on his marriage but he seems to be in a relationship with Sharilyne Anderson.
Eugene Melnyk has two children Olivia Melnyk, Anna Melnyk but it is still known who their mother is.
Eugene Melnyk’s Career, What was his profession?
Moreover, In 1982, Melnyk founded the medical publishing company Trimel Corporation, which was sold to Thomson Publications (part of the Thomson Corporation) in 1989. In 1989, Melnyk founded Biovail Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company. During his time as chairman and CEO of Biovail, revenues grew from $19 million in 1995 to $1.067 billion in 2006.
In 2007, Melnyk purchased a controlling stake in the Canadian beauty line Fusion Brands Inc. The deal was estimated to have been worth $85 million U.S. according to several analysts. In 2019, Eugene founded Neurolign Technologies Inc., a medical device company specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. He served as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Melnyk’s first foray into sports franchise ownership came in 2001 with the purchase of the St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League. At the time, the club played at the St. Michael’s College School’s Arena in Toronto, but Melnyk aimed to move the team to nearby Mississauga. On August 26, 2003, Melnyk purchased the Ottawa Senators NHL franchise along with their arena, then known as the Corel Centre.
In 2016, the Ottawa Senators in partnership with the City of Belleville, Ontario announced that Melnyk purchased the American Hockey League franchise which was currently located in Binghamton, New York, and that the team would relocate to Belleville, Ontario for the 2017-18 AHL season.
Is available on any kind of social media platform?
He is actively seen on Twitter as @MelnykEugene with 24.7K+ Followers
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