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Hall of fame defenceman Pierre Pilote passes away at age 85 – NHL on CBC Sports

Hallof Fame defenceman Pierre Pilote, a 3- time Norris Prize victor that assisted the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Mug in 1961, has actually passed away. He was 85.

The Blackhawks claimed in a declaration Sunday that Pilote had actually passed away Saturday evening.

Pilote, from Kenogami, Que., played an overall of 14 periods in the NHL from 1955-1969, 13 of those with the Blackhawks as well as one– his last period– with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

” The Chicago Blackhawks supply our honest acknowledgements to the family members of Pierre Pilote as we grieve his death,” the declaration claimed. “Pierre was one of one of the most embellished defenceman in NHL background as well as was an important participant of the 1961 Stanley Mug champion group. He will certainly be kept in mind for his strength, dependability as well as management on the ice– as shown by his captaincy as well as touch of 376 successive video games played.

” We will certainly permanently be thankful for his amazing payment to the Blackhawks as well as the video game of hockey.”

Pilote worked as group captain from 1961-1968 The defenceman played in 821 video games as well as racked up 477 factors (77 objectives, 400 aids) as a participant of the Blackhawks.

Pilote included 3 objectives as well as 18 aids to his occupation numbers throughout his one period in Toronto. He was traded to the Leafs from Chicago in 1968 for Jim Pappin.

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Pilote is one of simply 8 defencemen in NHL background to record the Norris Prize 3 times (1963, 1964, 1965).

His No. 3 coat was retired by Chicago in addition to Keith Magnuson’s in November of 2008, as well as he was sworn in right into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.

” We are distressed with the death of our daddy, yet our family members will constantly bear in mind the Blackhawks company for offering us with many unique minutes,” the Pilote family members claimed via the Blackhawks launch. “We are so honored of what our daddy achieved in his specialist occupation as well as happy that his tradition will certainly be maintained with the retired life of his No. 3 by the group.”

Commissioner Gary Bettman called Pilote a “regular, long lasting, trustworthy protector that appreciated the offending elements of the placement.”

“Pierre likewise was a male of humour as well as terrific self-respect as well as a happy participant of the Hockey Hall of Fame,” Bettman claimed in a declaration. “The National Hockey Organization grieves Pierre’s passing as well as sends out genuine acknowledgements to his family members, colleagues as well as numerous buddies.”

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