Buffalo Sabres owner B. Thomas Golisano announced today that Larry Quinn, Sabres Managing Partner, and Dan DiPofi, Chief Operating Officer, have been granted minority ownership in the Buffalo Sabres and their related companies.
Golisano stated “this announcement marks the culmination of a process that really goes back to my original acquisition of the franchise in 2003. Both Larry and Dan were instrumental with regard to my purchase of the Sabres and continue to be an important part of the organizations success today”.
Quinn and DiPofi’s ownership interest was unanimously approved by the NHL Board of Governors this past June.
Tom Golisano purchased the Buffalo Sabres in April of 2003. Since his acquisition, the Sabres have become one of the model franchises in the NHL. On the business side of the organization, season tickets have increased from 5,800 to 14,800 with thousands more on a waiting list.
On the ice, the Sabres won the President’s Trophy in 2007 and made back-to-back appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals (2005-06, 2006-07). Last season, the club hosted the Winter Classic, the first-ever NHL outdoor game in the United States with a NHL record 71,217 fans in attendance.