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David Thomson

Born:June 12, 1957Status: Co-Owner (Winnipeg Jets)
Hometown:CanadaKnown For:

The Right Honourable Lord Thomson of Fleet, David Thomson (born June 12, 1957) is of British descent and is the 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet. He is the founder of Osmington Incorporated, a real estate firm that he owns separate from his family. The company purchases and manages commercial real estate. He’s also a major investor in FarmersEdge, a precision digital solution for farming. Thomson is also known as an avid art collector.

Jets Under Ownership

In 2011, TNSE purchased the Atlanta Thrashers and it was announced shortly after that the team would be relocated to Winnipeg. The reported sale was $170 million, with $60 million a relocation fee. The club is worth $405 million (2020).

Under Chipman and Thomson, the Jets have just begun to make an impact in the NHL. They missed the playoffs in five of their first six seasons, but now have young pieces like Patrik Laine leading the team. They have yet to win a division title and have reached the Conference Final once.

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • Manitoba Moose, AHL (Franchise Owner) 2002-2011, 2015-2021
  • St. John’s IceCaps, AHL (Franchise Owner) 2011-2015
  • Winnipeg Jets (Franchise Owner) 2011-current