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Karmanos Statement on Passing of Mike Ilitch

Red Wings owner passed away on Friday at 87

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Peter Karmanos, Chief Executive Officer, Owner and Governor of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement on the passing of Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch.

"Mike Ilitch and I shared a love for the sport of hockey and for the city of Detroit," said Karmanos. "Though we were rivals on the ice when it came to Little Caesars versus Compuware and the Red Wings against the Hurricanes, I have great respect for what he accomplished as a businessman and owner. My deepest condolences to his family and the Detroit Red Wings."

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