Former National Hockey League participant Gino Odjick died of a coronary heart assault at a Vancouver hospital on Sunday, the place he was headed to get leg bandages.
He was 52.
In 2014, Odjick was identified with a illness that assaults the organs and the guts, known as amyloidosis.
As of Monday morning, three of the 4 groups Odjick performed for within the NHL had despatched condolences.
The New York Islanders wrote on Twitter, “The New York Islanders are deeply saddened to be taught the passing of former member of the family, Gino Odjick. The staff extends our condolences to the Odjick household and associates.”
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Odjick spent 12 years within the NHL, enjoying for the Vancouver Canucks, Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens, between 1990 and 2002.
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In the historical past of the Canucks group, Odjick holds the document for minutes spent within the penalty field with 2,127.
During the 1996-97 marketing campaign, Odjick lead the league in penalty minutes at 371.
Francisco Aquilini, chairman and governor of the Canucks, stated in an announcement: “Gino was a fan-favourite from the second he joined the group, placing his coronary heart and soul into each shift on and off the ice. He impressed many and embodied what it means to be a Canuck. Personally, he was an in depth good friend and confidant, somebody I may lean on for recommendation and help. He shall be deeply missed.”