Eugene Melnyk

Owner of the Ottawa Senators, businessman, and philanthropist.
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Eugene's Track Record
Sports Owner
Ottawa Senators,
Belleville Senators & Horse Racing
A passion to win and compete at the highest level.
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Business Leader
Founder & CEO of Biovail
Founded what was once Canada’s largest publicly traded pharmaceutical company.
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Investor
Neurolign, Clean Beauty Collective & More
Investing in companies that help people and create a better world.
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Philanthropist
Giving Back to Our Community & Beyond
Focusing on giving back to the Ottawa community and beyond.
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Eugene's Blog
More than ever, we need to collectively focus on mental health issues and how they’re affecting us as individuals and as a society. COVID-19 has underscored the critical necessity of dealing with, and understanding, the growing mental health issues in our communities.‍
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Let’s not turn off the lights and lower the curtain on our entertainment; let’s innovate instead
January 18, 2021
Whether it’s physical, mental, economic, frustration or fatigue, the pandemic has affected and upended almost every corner of our lives. We are hurting. These days, the daily infection count — and related deaths — has become our new national score card.
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Statement from Eugene Melnyk Clarifying Position on Fans Returning To Arenas
January 12, 2021
The start of the NHL season is just a few short days away and like many fans, I can’t wait to see our Ottawa Senators back on the ice.
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Statement on the Passing of John Muckler
January 5, 2021
Eugene Melnyk's statement on the passing of John Muckler.
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What the global pandemic is teaching us: When all else grinds to a halt, the health and well-being of our children must be a primary focus
December 9, 2020
There has been no shortage of commentary about how governments around the world are faring in the ongoing battle to deal with the Covid-19 global pandemic.
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Recent News
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TSN
Feb 26
Sens open practice with stick salute for Brian Fraser
The Ottawa Senators started their practice by gathering at centre ice and performing a stick salute for 580 CFRA technical producer and loyal fan Brian Fraser who passed away after a two-year battle with leukemia.
Ottawa Sun
Jan 4
Ottawa Senators' owner Melnyk wants to ensure fans can make safe return
Eugene Melnyk would love to see fans back in the seats at the Canadian Tire Centre. And, the Ottawa Senators’ owner is hopeful someday soon that will be the case.
Ottawa Sun
Dec 21
Ottawa Senators' owner Eugene Melnyk "thrilled" after NHL confirms it will begin play Jan. 13
After one of the longest off-seasons in the history of the club, the Senators were thrilled to hear Sunday afternoon the NHL’s board of governors approved the Return to Play plan to start the season Jan. 13 that was agreed to with the NHL Players’ Association Friday night.
TSN.ca
Dec 6
Melnyk excited to see what his team has to offer this season
“We’re well-positioned. We’ve done a lot of the work and it’s time to start seeing the beginnings of the results,” Melnyk told Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
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