Michael Andlauer has been involved with the Hamilton Bulldogs since 2002, first as a co-owner, then majority owner of the American Hockey League franchise up until 2015. In 2015, Andlauer sold the AHL franchise to the Montreal Canadiens, purchased the Ontario Hockey League’s Belleville Bulls and relocated the OHL club to Hamilton to play under the Bulldogs brand.
Andlauer brings a tremendous amount of business experience to the ‘Dogs. Andlauer is the president and chief executive officer of AMG (Andlauer Management Group Inc.), which manages and operates transportation and logistics companies in Canada that are focused in the healthcare and fashion retail industries.
Andlauer’s passion for hockey, success with the ‘Dogs and his love of the Habs led him in 2009 to purchase a share of the 24-time Stanley Cup Champion Canadiens, Bell Centre and Gillett Entertainment Group (now called evenko) as part of a group headed by Geoff Molson. He stands in as alternate governor for the Habs.
In 2007, Andlauer created the Bulldogs Foundation. The mission of the Bulldogs Foundation is to enrich the lives of children and youth in the Greater Hamilton Area through cash donations, gifts in kind and the assignment of tickets. By doing so, the Bulldogs Foundation aims to promote the creativity of interactive programs involving education, physical fitness and personal well-being. The main purpose of the Foundation is to strengthen and broaden the base of the Hamilton Bulldogs community support by providing funds to non-profit community groups and by supporting educational and community programs. Through the Foundation, the Bulldogs operate the Dawgs Breakfast Program, which allows 5,000 students at 17 high-needs Hamilton schools to start the day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast.
Family is of utmost importance to Michael. He has been married to his wife Lucie since 1996 and they have three wonderful children: Mathew (1984), Michael Jr. (1997) and Alexie (1999). Summer holidays are spent relaxing with the family at their cottage in Muskoka.