Ryan Reynolds is quickly becoming a fan favorite in Ottawa.
Canadian actor and entrepreneur Ryan Reynolds attended the Ottawa Senators game against the Vancouver Canucks at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday, one night after confirming he was interested in purchasing the Senators franchise.
For some backstory, the Senators organization is currently for sale following the tragic passing of the previous owner Eugene Melnyk. Melnyk’s two daughters, Anna and Olivia Melnyk, have inherited ownership for the time being, but it’s been confirmed the Sens have initiated the sales process and are talking to potential buyers.
Reynolds was on the ‘Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, where he confirmed he’s interested in buying the Senators franchise. While Reynolds wants to buy the team, he mentioned that he needs to find “a partner with really deep pockets.”
What better way to show you’re truly interested in buying the team than attending the team’s game the following night. Reynolds got a massive ovation from the fans at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday when he was shown on the jumbotron. Even the players, such as Timmy Stutzle and Brady Tkachuk joined in on the ovation.
Ryan Reynolds is in attendance at the Canadian Tire Centre tonight! pic.twitter.com/dHXKUZ5fOR
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 9, 2022
The Senators lost the game to the Canucks 6-4, extending their losing streak to six games. We doubt Reynolds cares too much about the result, however, as he simply wanted to introduce himself to the fans of Ottawa and prove he’s truly interested in owning the team.
The Senators are currently valued at $655 million USD, which is a load of money even for someone of Reynold’s stature. The Deadpool star has a reported net worth of $150 million, so we truly hope he can find that partner with really deep pockets.
Reynolds purchasing the Senators would be great for the NHL. The Canadian actor is one of the hottest names in Hollywood and possesses tremendous star power. The timing is perfect, as Ottawa is a young-and-upcoming team that could contend for the Stanley Cup within the next 10 years.
The Senators have had some of the worst NHL attendance numbers over the past few years, and having Reynolds purchase the franchise is what their die-hard fans deserve.