"As I've said before: These deals are like vampire movies," Patterson said. "It's got to go in the grave a half-dozen times and hopefully come out a seventh time."
"My wife and I loved living in the Valley of the Sun and we are so excited to return to Arizona," Patterson said. "The Valley is a great hockey market with an incredibly loyal and passionate fan base. I'm looking forward to working with Mr. Barroway to create a successful franchise on and off the ice and I'm very excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead."