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Tragic passing of Stanley Cup Champion catches NHL community by shock

Published March 27, 2024 at 11:14

Hockey fans are sad as Paul Masnick, a former player for the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks, passed away.

He was the oldest surviving member of the Canadiens' 1953 championship team. Masnick died on March 23 in Barrie, Ontario, at 92.

Masnick played for the Canadiens, Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1950s. He was known for his defensive dynamics as a forward, scoring 18 goals and assisting on 41 others during his career.

Originally from Wakaw, Saskatchewan, Masnick made a significant impact on the sport, especially with his overtime goal in Game 6 of the 1951 Semifinal.

His passing marks the end of an era for the Canadiens, as he was the last surviving member of their 1953 championship team.

Fans will always remember his contributions to hockey, Rest in Peace, Paul.

REPORT: Masnick dies at 92, was oldest surviving member of '53 Canadiens Cup winner
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