Hockey players that passed away in 2015

nhl players passed away 2015

Time to countdown all the greats that have passed away this year.

Daniel Poulin passed away on January 2nd at the age of 57. He played 1 season with the Minnesota North Stars

J.P Parise passed away on January 7th at the age of 73. He played 17 seasons in the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars and New York Islanders.

Denis Tsygurov passed away on January 10th from unknown causes at the age of 43. He played 4 seasons in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings.

Mark Marquess passed away on January 19th at the age of 89. He played 1 season in the NHL with the Boston Bruins.

Marc Dufour passed away at the age of 73 on January 23rd. He played 3 seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers.

Vic Howe passed away on January 31st at the age of 85. He played in 3 NHL seasons with the New York Rangers.

Jean-Paul Gladu passed away on February 1st at the age of 93. He played in 1 NHL season with the Boston Bruins.

Earl Johnson passed away on February 7th at the age of 83. He played in 1 NHL season with the Detroit Red Wings.

Dave Hoyda passed away on February 8th at the age of 57. He played in 1 NHL season with the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets.

Steve Montador passed away on February 15th at the age of 35. He played in 12 NHL seasons with Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. The cause of death is unknown, but neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator, said the analysis of Montador’s brain showed he had widespread deposits of a protein called hyperphosphorylated tau. The abnormal protein in brain cells is a marker for CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy).

Frank Bathgate passed away at the age of 85 on February 21st. He played in 1 NHL season with the New York Rangers.

Don McLeod passed away on March 10th at the age of 68. He played in 18 NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings.

Elmer Lach passed away on April 4th at the age of 97. He played 14 seasons in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens.

Dollard St. Laurent passed away on April 6th at the age at the age of 85. He played in the 12 NHL seaons with the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks.

Mark Reeds passed away on April 14th at the age of 55. He played in 8 NHL seasons with the St. Louis Blues and Hartford Whalers. He passed away from esophageal cancer.

Marcel Pronovost passed away on April 26th at the age of 84. He played in 21 NHL seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ray Ceresino passed away on May 1st at the age of 86. He played in 1 NHL season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

John Mahaffy passed away on May 2nd at the age of 96. He played in 3 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.

Greg Parks passed away on June 16th at the age of 48. He played parts of 3 NHL seasons with the New York Islanders. The cause of death is unknown.

Doug Rombough passed away on June 20th at the age of 64. He played in 6 NHL Seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Minnesota North Stars.

Wally Stanowski passed away on June 28th at the age of 96. He played in 10 NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers.

Leo Reise passed away on July 26th at the age of 83. He played in 10 NHL seasons with the New York Rangers.

Jack Jackson passed away on August 8th at the age of 90. He played in 1 NHL season with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Gus Mortson passed away on August 8th at the age of 90. He played in 13 NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings.

Bob Fillion passed away on August 13th at the age of 95. He played in 7 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.

Cummy Burton passed away on August 24th at the age of 79. He played in 3 NHL seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.

Chico Maki passed away on August 24th at the age of 76. He played in 16 NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Al Arbour passed away on August 28th at the age of 82. He played in 16 NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings.

Todd Ewen passed away on September 19th at the age 49. He played in 12 NHL seasons with the San Jose Sharks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues. The cause of death is reported to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. Ewen's family would later confirm that he has been dealing with depression for several years.

Norm Defelice passed away on September 27th at the age of 82. He played multiple games over the course of 20 years with the Boston Bruins replacing Terry Sawchuk.

Rick Foley passed away on September 29th at the age of 70. He played in 3 NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers.

Gilles Mayer passed away on September 29th at the age of 86. He played multiple games from 1944 to 1963 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Fleming Mackell passed away on October 19th at the age 86. He played in 14 NHL seasons with the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Jimmy Roberts passed away on October 23rd at the age of 75. He played in 16 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and St, Louis Blues.

Aldo Guidolin passed away on November 8th at the age of 83. He played in 4 NHL seasons with the New York Rangers.

Bert Olmstead passed away at the age of 89 on November 16th. He played in 15 NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks.

Steve Hrymnak passed away on November 23rd at the age of 89. He played in 2 NHL seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks.

Dale Anderson passed away on December 6th at the age 83. He played in 1 NHL season with the Detroit Red Wings.

Glen Sonmor passed away on December 14th at the age of 86. He played in 2 NHL seasons with the New York Rangers

Dickie Moore passed away on December 19th at the age of 84. He played in 14 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues.







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