Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL’s Buffalo Sabers and Pegula Sports & Entertainment have hired John Roth as chief operating officer.
Co-owner Terry Pegula announced Ross’ appointment on Tuesday. Wife Kim Pegula remains president of the Sabers and NFL Buffalo Bills while still reeling from what her family said was an unexpected health issue that left her hospitalized in June recovered.
The PSE, which oversees Pegula’s assets, did not immediately respond to a request from The Associated Press for an update on its health.
After 24 years at Fidelity Investments, Ross will report to owners and take over day-to-day business operations for Sabers.
“Having known and worked with John for the past 12 years, he has consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership traits, and I am delighted to formally welcome him to our organization,” Terry Pegula said in a statement. He brings a wealth of knowledge and business experience that will greatly benefit PSE and Sabers.”
Pegula added that he will continue to work with general manager Kevin Adams on the hockey side, while Rose will help “continue to develop the culture of the team.” It was not immediately clear how much responsibility Kim Pegula would bear.
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