Rick MacLeish, Former NHL Star, Dies at Age 66

May 31st, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Longtime Philadelphia Flyers forward Rick MacLeish died Monday night after suffering multiple medical problems in recent months. He was 66. 

Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer confirmed the news Tuesday through Flyers Alumni Association President Brad Marsh. Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly noted the former center had been hospitalized in Philadelphia before his death.

Flyers President Paul Holmgren released a statement to the Philadelphia Inquirer about the news:

With the passing of [MacLeish], the Flyers have lost one of their legends. A good father, grandfather, teammate and friend, Rick will be missed by all who were fortunate to come and know him over the years. His happy and friendly demeanor was front and center everywhere Rick went. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with Rick's wife, Charlene, his daughters, Danielle and Brianna along with his grandchildren. May he rest in peace.

Fellow Philadelphia hockey star Rick Tocchet provided his condolences on social media:

MacLeish was drafted with the fourth overall selection in the 1970 draft by the Boston Bruins. He was tra ...

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