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Peter Karmanos, Jr.
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Sports Executive
    Owner of the Carolina Hurricanes (1995- )
    Co-founder of Compuware
    He angrily yanked the team out of Hartford when state governments refused to finance a new arena.
    He chose to relocate the team to Raleigh instead of Charlotte when he announced the relocation of the Whalers.
    He had the team play in Greensboro for 2 seasons while the RBC Centre was being built. It only drew 3,000 fans a game, questioning the viability of NHL Hockey in the Carolinas.
    He fired most of the Whalers' front office staff and replaced them all with his close friends.
    He dismantles his teams frequently.
    He watched the 2002-03 team go through one of the worst single season collapses in league history. The team won the 2002 Eastern Conference title, then placed 30th overall the following season.
    He whines frequently about his team losing money and being unable to make profits.
    He gave Paul Maurice a chance to become a head coach at 28 years of age (1995).
    He owns numerous hockey teams in Plymouth, Michigan and in Florida's Gulf Coast.
    He made sure the Hurricanes retired Steve Chiasson's number 3 after his death.
    Unlike most money losing owners who threaten to relocate, he is willing to stick it out in Raleigh and find new ways how to get fans to attend games.
    He was aggressive in making sure the NHL got their salary cap to benefit teams like his.
    He is a single father of three sons, after his wife succumbed to cancer.
    He has a cancer research foundation named after his late wife.
    He is Greek-American.

Credit: Ricky


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