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Snoop Dogg On His Goals In Joining Team Seeking To Buy Ottawa Senators

May 2, 2023 | Posted by Jack Gregory
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As previously reported, Snoop Dogg joined with a group of other investors to acquire the NHL’s Ottawa Senators. The artist spoke about his decision to do so and the motivation behind it in a recent appearance with ESPN First Take (per Wrestling Inc). Snoop cited the success of other youth-centered sports organizations he has founded and feels that hockey has the potential to help American communities much in the same way other sports have. You can find a few highlights and watch the complete interview below.

On the opportunities afforded by increasing access to the sport: “I’ve been watching hockey for about 25 years now, and I’m watching more and more kids that look like me play the game. But I’m not seeing it being offered to the kids over here in America. I know how big it is in Canada, and I’ve been down with the NHL for a long time, going to games, announcing games, being a part of the society. But this opportunity came in order for me to be a part of the ownership of the Ottawa Senators, so I jumped on it.”

On what he hopes to achieve for American communities with a youth hockey league: “And then the plan that we have is to go and build a Snoop Youth Hockey League outside of Canada, so kids in urban communities can learn about hockey, can play the sport, and find ways to get into this great thing that’s called hockey. Cause right now, the NBA and NHL are having some great playoff games, and the kids need to know that there’s an option to play hockey if you look like me.”