NEW YORK (February 24, 2011) – New Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula will be today’s guest on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio at 6 p.m. ET.
In 1983, Pegula told his business partner, Robert H. Long, Jr., “If I ever have more than two nickels to my name, I’m going to buy the Buffalo Sabres one day.” Almost 30 years later, Pegula’s dream came true when the Sabres — celebrating their 40th anniversary season — introduced Pegula as the team’s new owner on Tuesday.
A lifelong hockey fan, the 59-year-old Pegula founded East Resources Inc. (an independent oil and gas exploration and development company) in 1983. Over the next 27 years, he built it into one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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