BREAKING: Former NHL player passes away at 70 years of age

Published March 20, 2023 at 12:55

Over the last 24 months, quite a few of our hockey legends of the game have been passing away.

Today we receive the unfortunate news that another member of our hockey family has sadly passed away.

70 year old Dave Gardner who was a former 1st round, 8th overall pick of the Montreal Canadiens has passed.

The NHL Alumni Association is deeply saddened to learn that Dave Gardner has passed away at the age of 70.

Dave was drafted to the @NHL in 1972 to the @CanadiensMTL, 8th overall. He played 350 games in the league for numerous teams, scoring 190 points.

Hockey has run through the Gardner family as Dave's father, Cal, played in the League, as well as his brother, Paul. His son also played the game over seas.

Dave's kindness never went unnoticed, and for those of us who were lucky enough to know him, will continue to be inspired by him each and every day.

We send our deepest condolences to Dave's family, friends, and former teammates during this difficult time.

March 20   |   18 answers
BREAKING: Former NHL player passes away at 70 years of age

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