Panthers Sold To NY CEO For $250M

Vincent_Viola_2013SUNRISE, Fla. — Vincent Viola grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from West Point, is a former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange and after the Sept. 11 attacks founded a center devoted to combating terrorism.

He’s now the new owner of the Florida Panthers, a source confirmed to’s Pierre LeBrun.

Viola will be introduced in that role Friday after paying $250 million to buy the NHL franchise, said a person familiar with the situation, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the terms have not been made public.

Source: ESPN