BiographyBuilder : Hockey
Year Inducted: 2012
Date of Birth: March 13th, 1941
Born in: Port Elgin, New Brunswick
Prior to becoming CEO, Rod Bryden was a special adviser to Terrace and in 1992, he became CEO of Terrace Corporation, the principal owner of the Ottawa Senators and the following year, he became Chairman and Governor of the Club. Construction on the Palladium arena (later the Corel Centre then Scotiabank Place and now the Canadian Tire Centre) began in 1994 as initiated by the Palladium Corporation. Bryden as the owner and chairman was able to arrange financing of the development and the arena opened in 1996. Rod Bryden remained as owner of the Senators until 2004.