Chicago Wolves (AHL) Owner Don Levin | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know
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Minor league hockey in a major league hockey city. It’s worked for Don Levin, owner of the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. Since he formed the team in 1994 it’s won 5 titles! But Levin loves business claiming this was his dream as a six year old. By his early 20’s he owned a very popular head shop in Chicago that sold rolling papers. Yes, those kind of rolling papers.
Levin isn’t into pot but made a fortune combining that with a paper company now the largest in the world!
“We bought everything in the store expect rolling papers. I didn’t know what that was for," Levin says on the show.
But, with successes comes some losses such as buying a movie company. One of his pictures was “Angel” about a student by day and hooker by night. Let’s say it wasn’t no, Nate’s for an Academy Award and leave it at that. Levin lost money on that venture but he’s extremely proud of his hockey team catered for families by charging much lower prices than NHL teams.
Now in his 70’s, Levin is still very active especially in the suburbs where the Wolves play. He helps people adopt dogs and claims the Wolves have given away several thousand!
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