Senators owner Eugene Melnyk to launch organ transplant education campaign

Ottawa Citizen | Peter Robb

Eugene Melnyk is a man with two missions at least.


Eugene Melnyk is back in business with a new urgency. TONY CALDWELL / POSTMEDIA

The Ottawa Senators owner says he feels great urgency about his hockey team finding a way to win a Stanley Cup soon.

And he says he is determined to help educate the public about the importance of organ transplantation and how to improve donations.

To that end, he told the Ottawa Citizen, he will launch a public education campaign in November.

“I’m starting this thing on liver transplants,” he said in an interview. It will be “a campaign to get more people to recognize how easy it is to sign up” and why it is important to do so.

“We are going to try to hook up with the NHL and other Canadian teams to do this.”

The Senators owner has been more visible since the launch of the 2015-16 NHL season. While he is still recovering from his liver transplant surgery last May, he is more available for media interviews and is very much back in charge of the hockey team. Continue reading