Daryl KatzDaryl Katz

Born and raised in Edmonton, Daryl Katz grew up a passionate Oilers fan and has a deep connection with the team’s rich history. Since he acquired the Edmonton Oil Kings in 2008, the team has won three WHL Championships and one Memorial Cup and Daryl is committed to the continuing the winning tradition for the storied Oil Kings franchise.

Daryl began building what is now OEG Inc. (formerly Oilers Entertainment Group) in 2008. Today, OEG Inc. is a North American leader in sports and entertainment, retail cannabis and hospitality. OEG Inc. houses OEG Sports & Entertainment (OEGSE), a portfolio that includes the iconic Edmonton Oilers franchise, along with the AHL Bakersfield Condors the WHL Edmonton Oil Kings, the world’s best entertainment venues and events, including Rogers Place, ICE District Plaza and the Fan Park, an industry-leading community foundation and the film production company, Dark Castle Entertainment.

A community builder at heart, Daryl has committed significant time, energy and capital to develop Edmonton’s award-winning ICE District and make his vision for a revitalized downtown Edmonton a reality. ICE District is an ambitious multi-billion dollar project that is transforming the heart of our downtown into a vibrant, walkable and sustainable sports and entertainment district, with a host of new commercial, residential and public amenities. ICE District’s beating heart is Rogers Place, home of the Edmonton Oilers and a premium North American entertainment venue that was designed and built in a landmark collaboration between Katz Group and the City of Edmonton.  Bustling with events and activity, ICE District is giving rise to an exciting rebirth of Edmonton’s urban core.

Daryl graduated from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law in 1985. Daryl and his wife Renee are proud parents of Harrison and Chloe, co-founders of the Hockey Helps Kids charitable initiative. He also serves on the National Hockey League Board of Governors.