Sport Tom Dundon takes over as Hurricanes owner after NHL approves sale

01:05  12 january  2018
01:05  12 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has taken over as the majority owner of the NHL 's Carolina Hurricanes . Karmanos will retain a minority ownership interest in the club he moved from Hartford, Connecticut, to North Carolina in 1997.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has taken over as the majority owner of the NHL 's Carolina Hurricanes .

The Hurricanes officially have a new majority owner.

The NHL announced Thursday, Tom Dundon's purchase of 61 percent of the franchise has been approved.

"I am thrilled to continue to build upon what Peter Karmanos started in Raleigh," Dundon said in December when the purchase agreement was reached, via the team's website. "The Hurricanes are a team on the rise, and I believe we have an opportunity to take the franchise to the next level. I'm ready to get to work."

Dundon is a primary investor in the Top Golf golf/entertainment chain and one of the developers of Trinity Forest Golf Club in southeast Dallas, built specifically to become home to the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson Classic. He has pledged to keep the team in Raleigh.

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Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has taken over as the majority owner of the NHL 's Carolina Hurricanes . Post to Facebook.

Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has taken over as the majority owner of the NHL 's Carolina Hurricanes . Team officials said the sale closed Thursday, about two months after Dundon signed a purchase agreement to buy a majority The NHL says its Board of Governors has given its approval .

a view of a city at night: Carolina Hurricanes © (Getty Images) Carolina Hurricanes

Dundon will be introduced as the team's owner at a press conference Friday.

The Hurricanes are currently 19-15-8 on the season, entering Thursday's action sixth in the Metropolitan Division.

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