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Mark Chipman

Born:1961Status: Co-Owner (Winnipeg Jets)
Hometown:Winnipeg, MB, CANKnown For:

Mark Chipman (born in 1961) is a Canadian businessman and lawyer. He is the president of his family’s Megill-Stephenson Company, which includes True North Sports & Entertainment (TNSE), Birchwood Automotive Group and Longboat Development Corporation. Chipman is also on the Board of Hockey Canada and is part of the selection committee for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Mark Chipman (Winnipeg Sun)

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, IHL/AHL (Franchise Owner) 1996-2011, 2015-2021
  • Manitoba Moose, IHL/AHL (President) 1996-2011
  • St. John’s IceCaps, AHL (Franchise Owner) 2011-2015
  • Winnipeg Jets (Franchise Owner) 2011-current
  • Winnipeg Jets (Chairman) 2011-current

Achievements

  • AHL Executive of the Year (James C. Hendy Memorial Award) (2005)
  • AHL Outstanding Career Contributions (Thomas Ebright Award) (2011)

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