March 03 2015 12:00PM
In the midst of all the trade deadline chaos, the fine people at Forbes Magazine released the 2015 edition of their list of the world's wealthiest individuals. Two Calgary Flames owners made their list of those estimated to be the world's billionaires.
Flames ownership chairman Murray Edwards, a long-time maven of the oil and gas sector who joined the ownership group in 1994, is worth an estimated $1.8 billion (US), per Forbes. That makes him the 1054th richest person on the globe.
Edwards is, at least by Forbes' figures, out-done slightly by fellow Flames owner Clayton Riddell - another oil and gas tycoon. Riddell is worth an estimated $1.9 billion, making him the world's 1006th richest person. He joined the ownership group in 2003.
No wonder the Flames can consistently afford to spend to the salary cap, eh?
According to the Forbes list, the richest NHL owner is either - depending on how you want to define it - Winnipeg Jets minority owner David Thomson ($25.5 billion) or Los Angeles Kings majority owner Philip Anschutz ($11.8 billion).