Former Oilers Owner and President Jeff Lund to be Inducted into CHL Hall of Fame
GLENDALE, AZ - The Central Hockey League announced today that Jeff Lund, the Tulsa Oilers former General Manager, President, and Owner, will be inducted into the CHL Hall of Fame. Lund joins Travis Clayton, the CHL leader in all-time games played, in the CHL Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Lund's selection to the Hall of Fame comes on the heels of a 21-year career of leadership in the Oilers organization and service to the Central Hockey League.
From 1992-99, Lund served as the Oilers General Manager and guided the club through the CHL's re-birth while overseeing all day-to-day operations. Under Lund's direction, the Oilers won the 1992-93 CHL Championship and went on to six straight postseason appearances. During Lund's tenure as General Manager, the Oilers averaged more than 5,500 fans per game.
Lund purchased the Oilers in 1999 and served as team President until 2013, helping the Oilers rank in the top half of the league in attendance for 20 consecutive seasons. Prior to the 2008-09 season, Lund secured a stable and profitable future for the Oilers by negotiating a successful transition from the Tulsa Convention Center to the brand new BOK Center, one of the most outstanding sports facilities in the entire country. During Lund's tenure, the Oilers welcomed more than 500,000 fans into the new downtown arena and in his
After winning his battle against cancer in 2009, Lund was awarded the Rick Kozuback Award for perseverance, determination, and commitment to the game of hockey.
Lund served as the President of the Wichita Thunder from 2008 to 2011 and was a long-time member of the CHL's Board of Directors. As part of the CHL's executive bargaining committee, Lund played an integral role in helping the league negotiate the CHL's first Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Over more than two decades of involvement in minor league hockey, Lund helped to transform the Oilers into model for other organizations to follow and worked tirelessly to ensure that the CHL could continue to provide the very best experience for its fans, players, and owners.
In the summer of 2013, Lund sold the Oilers to Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC but continues to be involved in the growth of hockey in the Tulsa community. Lund is the owner of the Oilers Ice Center, a public skating facility that serves as a practice rink for the Oilers, Junior Oilers, and all of Tulsa's competitive youth hockey programs.
Lund, who will join his nephew Brad Lund (Class of 2013) in the CHL Hall of Fame, is part of the CHL's third Hall of Fame class and will be inducted in the "Builder" category.
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