An epic moment in Canadian sports history is one step closer to taking place. Ryan Reynolds’ Ottawa Senators purchase could soon become reality, thanks to a new partnership with a Toronto-based company.
The actor has teamed up with the Toronto-based real estate development corporation The Remington Group, according to a new report by the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch.
The company has recruited Reynolds to make a bid for the team and build a brand new rink in Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats neighbourhood, reports Garrioch.
Despite the Remington Group’s involvement in the Senators purchase, the Hollywood star would be front and centre as the “face of the franchise” and play a part in key decision-making.
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The Remington Group is described as one of Ontario’s largest land developers and is largely responsible for developing the city of Markham, the article says.
Reynolds has previously talked about his interest in buying the franchise and said that he’d need “a partner with really deep pockets” to do so.
Ryan Reynolds’ Ottawa Senators purchase wouldn’t be his first major foray into professional sports.
The star teamed up with Rob McElhenney to buy the Welsh football club Wrexham AFC last year.
According to CBC, the small-town club has gained new sponsorships and even moved up the league rankings since the duo bought the team.
Reynolds said on The Tonight Show that while Vancouver will always have his heart, he also recognizes Ottawa as his hometown, where “children are eased out of the womb in ice skates.”
If the deal goes through, this could be the best Canadian sports collab since Drake and the Raptors.
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