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Tom Dundon became majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday. The NHL Bobby Hull Authentic Jersey announced the completion of the sale, which was agreed to in December. The NHL Board of Governors previously approved the transaction. Dundon will own 61 percent of the Hurricanes, with Peter Karmanos retaining a minority stake. "I've watched hockey for a long time and I enjoy it," Dundon told The News & Observer in a video posted Thursday. "But I think the part that is most enjoyable Brandon Saad Authentic Jersey is there's a lot of moving pieces, and you get to figure out, hopefully, how to help find a way to win, or help people be successful. "There's everything from how you treat the players and giving them an advantage, and the resources you do with the coaches, and how you market the team, and how you generate entertainment in the building that brings energy that hopefully helps you win. "Primarily, it's because I like things where you keep score, and this is a way where you can do that even though you can't play yourself." Dundon said Brent Seabrook Authentic Jersey he was 100 percent confident in general manager Ron Francis and coach Bill Peters. The Hurricanes have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs once (2008-09) since winning the Cup in 2005-06. "I talked to a lot of people before I decided to do this, in the hockey business," Dundon said. "And I think we're pretty lucky there. You have to give the previous owner a lot of credit for what he put together. "I hope Corey Crawford Authentic Jersey we can help them, I hope we can add some resources where appropriate, but I think it's incremental gains, I don't think it's fundamental. It's not foundational." Dundon will be introduced at PNC Arena on Friday. The 46-year-old is chairman and managing partner of Dundon Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private investment firm. The team had been owned by Karmanos since 1994, when he purchased the Hartford Whalers. He moved them to North Carolina in 1997, when they were renamed. They played in Greensboro for two seasons before moving to Raleigh. Karmanos was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the category of builder in 2015.

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