Oren Koules

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Oren Koules (born January 31, 1961) is an American entertainment industry and professional sports industry executive. He was president of Evolution Entertainment, producer of the Saw film series. He was also the owner of the Helena Bighorns ice hockey team, and is former part-owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team of the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in Chicago to Greek immigrants, Koules is divorced but has remarried with one son, Miles, and one daughter, and lives in Los Angeles. He played soccer and starred in hockey at Lyons Township High School (alma mater of David Hasselhoff) in west suburban Chicago before leaving prior to graduation to pursue his dream of playing professional hockey. After his hockey career, he became a commodities trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he made the money to enter the entertainment business. He then moved into the entertainment industry in production. He played for six Western Hockey League teams, including the Portland Winter Hawks, the Great Falls Americans, the Medicine Hat Tigers and the Brandon Wheat Kings. In Medicine Hat, he was a teammate of future NHL goaltender Kelly Hrudey.

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