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Cohen steps down as majority owner of the Florida Panthers hockey team

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers majority owner Alan Cohen is stepping down to allow two minority partners to run the NHL franchise.

The team introduced Cliff Viner and Stu Siegel as co-general partners at a news conference Monday.

An email sent to fans said that Cohen will remain a limited partner with the team, which has not won a playoff series since 1996 or a playoff game since 1997. In the release, Cohen thanked Viner and Siegel, and said South Florida is a "great market and they deserve a winner."

The deal has not yet been approved by the league.

Cohen led a group of investors that bought the Panthers in 2001 from billionaire entrepreneur H. Wayne Huizenga.


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