Canadian movie star and entrepreneur Ryan Reynolds confirmed his interest in acquiring the Ottawa Senators, when speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Monday night.
Reynolds is currently looking to form a consortium in order for him to buy the NHL franchise — which was recently made for sale by the late Eugene Melnyk’s daughter’s Olivia and Anna.
“I am trying to (buy the Senators), it’s very expensive so I need a partner with really deep pockets,” Reynolds said. “It’s called a consortium, when you form a group to buy an entity, and it’s such a fancy way of saying, ‘I need a sugar mommy or a sugar daddy’ and if that doesn’t happen I’ll buy a U.S senator which everyone can afford.”
Reynolds is from Vancouver but expressed his love for Ottawa, a city he knows well, on the Tonight Show set.
“I grew up in Vancouver but I also grew up in Ottawa and I spent a long time in Vanier which is a little town right outside Ottawa,” Reynolds told Fallon.
Reynolds also co-owns Welsh soccer club Wrexham A.F.C., which play in the fifth-tier of English soccer, along with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney.
“Wrexham has consumed half my life and then the other half might be consumed by something like (the Senators),” Reynolds said. “I figured my kids, they got it now, they can do it their own from this point forward. It’s just a dad-sized hole in the wall.”