He grew up watching the team from the cheap seats. Now he’s the owner of five important pieces of Edmonton Oilers history.
They were the NHL’s dominant team during the 1980s and early 90s. Even if you weren’t a hockey nut, chances are you knew about Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers.
Like the Green Bay Packers of hockey, Edmonton thrived thanks in part to fans who drove from all over the province in the dead of winter to watch the Great One and his teammates.
For one young fan, it was an unforgettable time–made more special because of the club owner who was nice to him. Last week, that same kid spent a huge chunk of change on the former owner’s Stanley Cup rings–remaining anonymous for now–but telling his story to an Edmonton Sun columnist.