Former 3x Cup Champion & 4x NHL All-Star Legend Suffers Some Terrible News

Published November 24, 2023 at 10:31

Mike Vaughn, the creator of Vaughn goalie equipment, shared somber news on Thursday.

Former 3x Cup Champion & 4x NHL All-Star Legend Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

It has been sadly revealed that Andy Moog, the esteemed former Edmonton Oilers goaltender, is currently in a battle with cancer. Vaughn conveyed the news via an Instagram post, where he emphasized Moog's request to share this update with the hockey community that has been a significant part of his life.

Expressing heartfelt sentiments, Vaughn called for well-wishes and thoughts for Moog as he faces what is described as the toughest battle of his career. Vaughn highlighted Moog's longstanding commitment to helping others and called on the community to reciprocate by offering support during this challenging time.

Moog, a native of Penticton, BC, commenced his professional career with the Oilers in 1980, contributing significantly to the team's dynasty alongside legends like Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. His role was pivotal in securing three Stanley Cup championships in 1984, 1985, and 1987.

Despite predominantly serving as a backup goaltender, Moog's skill and resilience endeared him to fans during his seven-year tenure in Edmonton. His journey continued with the Boston Bruins in 1987, where he transitioned to a starting role, later moving to the Dallas Stars. In 1994, Moog achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the 10th NHL goalie to record 300 wins, solidifying his status as one of the best goalies in NHL history, despite not being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Moog concluded his illustrious NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens during the 1997-1998 season, playing 42 games with the team. Vaughn's message encourages the hockey community to rally behind Moog, offering thoughts, well-wishes, and support for him and his family during this challenging period.

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