|Born||1935 (age 77–78)|
|Occupation||Shopping mall developer, and ice hockey team owner.|
|Known for||Moving the Minnesota North Stars to Dallas, Texas.|
Norm Green was an original director and one of the principal investors in Sage Telecom, a private, telecommunications company operating in eleven US states. He was also chairman and sole owner of Stewart, Green Properties Ltd., which owned a group of private companies specializing in the development and management of major shopping centers in Canada and the U.S., owning and operating approximately 5,000,000 square feet (460,000 m2) of commercial real estate. He has been a director of TIMET since 2002.
Green, along with Harley Hotchkiss, Norman Kwong, Ralph Scurfield, B.J. Seaman, and Doc Seaman, was one of the original six owners of the National Hockey League franchise, the Calgary Flames, and remained as a co-owner until 1990. He was minority owner with Calgary when they won the Stanley Cup in 1989. He gave up his shares with Calgary and bought the Minnesota North Stars, later the Dallas Stars in 1990. He was the owner of the North Stars who made the decision to move the team to Dallas, Texas in 1993 despite the team making a Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup Championship in 1991.
Green took more than the franchise to Dallas. The Dallas team's unauthorized use of copyrighted photography owned by Minnesota photographer Frank Howard sparked a copyright infringement lawsuit that eventually led to a $65,000 settlement funded by Green.
Green eventually ran into financial problems stemming from his business ventures outside of hockey, and was forced to sell the Dallas Stars to Tom Hicks. He was a member of the National Hockey League Board of Governors from 1979 to 1996, serving on all of its strategic committees.
As is well explained in a 1993 Sports Illustrated article, Green was much reviled in Minnesota following the decision due to poor attendance during a string of losing seasons, the failure to reach stadium deals in Minneapolis or Saint Paul, and a sexual harassment lawsuit against Green that resulted in his wife threatening to leave him unless he moved the team.
He is a member of the executive committee of the board for the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and has been active in philanthropic and community service activities for over 30 years.
- "Spleen for Green". Sports Illustrated. April 19, 1993. Retrieved 2009-04-21.