Bruce McNall

Sports Executive
Born Apr 17, 1950

Bruce Patrick McNall is a former Thoroughbred racehorse owner, and a sports executive who once owned the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). McNall claimed to have made his initial fortune as a coin collector, though Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Hoving claimed he smuggled art antiquities as the partner of Robert Hecht Jr.… Read More

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1950 Birth Born on April 17, 1950.


1986 36 Years Old McNall bought a 25 percent stake in the Kings from Jerry Buss in 1986, and bought an additional 24 percent in 1987 to become the team's largest shareholder.
1988 38 Years Old 1 More Event
He was named team president that September, and purchased Buss' remaining shares in March 1988.


1991 41 Years Old Although Ismail led the Argonauts to the 1991 Grey Cup championship, he returned to the U.S. after two seasons in Toronto. … Read More
1993 43 Years Old In December 1993, McNall defaulted on a $90 million loan, and Bank of America threatened to force the Kings into bankruptcy unless he sold the team.
1994 44 Years Old He sold controlling interest in the Kings in May 1994 and resigned as chairman of the board of governors, though he still remained as president and governor of the Kings for a time. … Read More


2001 51 Years Old McNall was released in 2001 after his sentence was reduced by 13 months for good behavior.
2003 53 Years Old 1 More Event
His autobiography, Fun While It Lasted: My Rise and Fall in the Land of Fame and Fortune, was published by Hyperion Books in 2003. … Read More
2006 56 Years Old He was on probation until 2006. … Read More
2007 57 Years Old McNall also attended Robitaille's uniform retirement ceremony in 2007. … Read More
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