Chicago Real Estate Executive Anthony Rossi, Sr. to Receive NHL’s Lester Patrick Trophy

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NHL Award given for outstanding service to hockey in the United States

Anthony Rossi, Sr. President of RMK Management Corp. and M&R Development

has had an enormously positive impact on hockey in the United States and is most deserving of being honored with the Lester Patrick Trophy.

Chicago real estate executive Anthony Rossi, Sr. has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Lester Patrick Trophy, an award presented annually by the National Hockey League(NHL) to honor outstanding service to ice hockey in the United States.

The trophy, first awarded in 1966, is named after Lester Patrick, a legendary developer of ice hockey who had a lifelong history with the NHL as New York Rangers player, coach and general manager.

Chicago real estate executive Rossi, Sr., president of RMK Management Corp. and M & R Development, is being recognized for nearly 50 years of volunteer service to USA Hockey. He began his volunteer career in the 1970s and was later elected to the USA Hockey Board of Directors. In 1995, Rossi, Sr. was elected to the USA Hockey Executive Committee, and currently serves as vice president and international council chair for USA Hockey and as a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Council. Rossi, Sr. is also credited with helping form the USA Hockey Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial support for USA Hockey.

“Tony has had an enormously positive impact on hockey in the United States and is most deserving of being honored with the Lester Patrick Trophy,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “He genuinely cares about the advancement of the game and has graciously given of his time over the past 40-plus years to help make our sport better.”

“Hockey has been such an important part of my life for so many years, so to have my name among the NHL legends who have received this award is truly incredible,” said Rossi, Sr.

Past recipients include NHL greats Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. The other individuals being honored this year include former player and coach Mark Johnson, former coach and assistant to the commissioner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Jeff Sauer, and Bob Pulford, Hockey Hall of Famer and coach and executive for the Chicago Blackhawks for the past 30 years.

The Lester Patrick Award celebration to honor the 2011 recipients will take place October 26th at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn.

About RMK Management Corp.
Chicago real estate management firm RMK Management Corp. manages more than 8,000 apartment homes in the Chicago, Minneapolis and Merrillville, Indiana areas. The company’s Chicago real estate portfolio spans a range of apartment types, from high-rise and mid-rise buildings to two- and three-story walk-up apartments, garden apartments and affordable housing. RMK also develops, builds and renovates communities. The 22 Chicagoland communities are located in Aurora, Barrington, Chicago, Downers Grove, Evanston, Libertyville, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, Oswego, Palatine, River Grove, Round Lake, Schaumburg, Waukegan, and Zion. Communities in Minnesota are located in Minneapolis and Edina. For more information on RMK Management Corp. and its portfolio of properties, visit http://www.rmk.com.

About M&R Development LLC
M&R Development LLC is a Chicago real estate development firm specializing in luxury multi-family properties. Over the last 12 years, M&R Development and its predecessor company, Bristol/Moran, and its partner, Bristol Chicago Development, have completed construction of ten apartment communities, totaling more than 3,300 luxury rental apartments. For more information on M&R Development, visit http://www.mandrdevelopment.com.

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