Tampa, Fla. -- Tod Leiweke moved back to the NHL from the NFL Monday, taking over as chief executive officer of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Team Chairman Jeff Vinik said Leiweke will be the CEO of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment and its subsidiaries, the Lightning and the St. Pete Times Forum. Leiweke also gets an ownership stake in Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, pending league approval.
"Tod has the vision, the passion and the experience to lead the franchise towards my goal of being world class on and off the ice," Vinik said. "He is an inspirational leader and I am delighted he has shown the confidence in the entire Tampa Bay community to join the Lightning."