BiographyBuilder : Hockey
Year Inducted: 2012
Date of Birth: December 4th, 1951
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario
When the NHL announced that it was interested in expanding in the late 1980s, Bruce Firestone, then chairman of Terrace Investments, formed an organization to win an NHL franchise for Ottawa. His vision was to use the club as the centerpiece of a new commercial development to the west of the City of Ottawa. The organization was successful in winning a new franchise in 1992, on condition that the franchise would build a new arena to NHL standards.