Tim Ecclestone Original Blues Forward

Tragic passing strikes the hockey world Monday

Published March 4, 2024 at 12:27

An original St Louis Blues member Timothy James Ecclestone has passed this weekend at the age of 76. Native to Toronto, Ecclestone was chosen by the New York Rangers in 1964, later traded to the Blues following the NHL Expansion Draft in 1967. Within his first three seasons he helped reach the Stanley Cup Final, but ultimately the Montreal Canadiens took the victory in 1968, 1969 and Boston came out victorious against the Blues in 1970.

On February 6, 1971 Ecclestone alongside forward Red Berenson were traded from the Blues to the Detroit Red Wings for Wayne Connelly and Gary Unger.

When the season was over, Ecclestone finished with an NHL career-high 19 goals and 53 points within 74 games and within the next two seasons scored 18 goals with the Red Wings.

In 1971 NHL All-Star Ecclestone's career held a total of 359 points (126 goals and 233 assists) in 692 regular season games for the Blues, Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leaf's and the Atlanta Flames with 17 points, 6 goals and 11 assists in 48 Stanley Cup Playoff Games. In the 1977-1978 season Ecclestone retired and became a part owner of a sports bar in the Atlanta area.

In the video below Ecclestone takes a trip down memory lane with Andy Strickland on his time playing in the Stanley Cup Finals for three years in a row.

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