Art Savage

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Art Savage
Born (1951-07-03)July 3, 1951
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
Died November 21, 2009(2009-11-21) (aged 58)
Cause of death lung cancer
Alma mater Texas Tech University
Occupation President & CEO of
the San Jose Sharks
Spouse(s) Susan Savage
Children 2 sons

Art Savage (July 3, 1951 – November 21, 2009)[1] was the president and CEO of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1990–1997, and the majority owner of the Sacramento River Cats of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL) from 1999 until his death in 2009. Savage acquired the Vancouver Canadians, based in British Columbia, and moved them south to Sacramento soon after.

Born in Amarillo, Texas,[2] Savage died of lung cancer on November 21, 2009.[3] His son, Jeff, said that he and his family would retain control of the team.



  1. ^ "Art SAVAGE Obituary: View Art SAVAGE's Obituary by The Sacramento Bee". Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Art Savage". Amarillo Globe News. Texas. November 27, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived February 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.