Former Coyotes suitor Hulsizer becomes minority owner of Wild

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The man who tried, and failed, to buy the Phoenix Coyotes out of bankruptcy is now a minority owner of the Minnesota Wild.

The Wild announced today that Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer has joined its board of directors as vice chairman and minority owner, while Philip Falcone is no longer a minority owner.

“I am very honored and excited to be a part of the Wild organization and to be partners with [majority owner Craig Leipold],” said Hulsizer in a statement. “As a life-long hockey player and fan, I have always dreamed of winning a Stanley Cup. Craig and I share a commitment to winning and we look forward to bringing the Stanley Cup to Minnesota.”

“On behalf of the Minnesota Wild and the State of Hockey, I would like to offer Philip our sincere thanks for his support of the Wild and hockey in general over the past seven years,” Leipold added.