Former National Hockey League star and Stanley Cup champ Danny Grant has actually passed away.
Grant, a Fredericton local, died Monday night. He was 73.
Grant, a left winger, made his NHL launching playing one video game with the Montreal Canadiens in 1965-66. While he just appeared in 22 routine season video games, he did assist the Habs win the Stanley Cup in 1968, playing in 10 championship game.
He was then traded to the Minnesota North Stars and won the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year in the 1968-69 season.
His best scoring season can be found in the 1974-75 season with the Detroit Red Wings, when he scored 50 goals. His career was cut short by injury.
"His tradition in sport will live on through the effect he has made on many," the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame posted on Twitter Tuesday.
Grant was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.
"Community [leader], champ of numerous charitable causes, role design for youngsters all over, exceptional entertainer for Minnesota [North Stars], Detroit and Los Angeles [Kings], he will always be remembered as one who might put the puck in the net better than most," the site states.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hall of Famer and Sports Ambassador Danny Grant. His legacy in sport will reside on through the effect he has actually made on so lots of. Our thoughts are with his household.< #halloffamer #nbproud #sportslegacy #sportsambassador pic.twitter.com/Q2VWRSXPHR— @NBSHF Grant went on to coach the University of New Brunswick hockey group in
1995 and 1996, and the Halifax Mooseheads Quebec league junior group in 1998. In 2008, a new arena being developed on Fredericton's south side was slated to be named the
Danny Grant Centre in his honour, however Grant asked council to consist of the name of his friend and former teammate, Fred (Buster)Harvey, who passed away after a fight with cancer. Harvey, also a Fredericton native, was best known for playing with the
Minnesota North Stars throughout the early 1970s. He likewise had fun with the Atlanta Flames and the Detroit Red Wings before going back to New Brunswick to work as head coach of the Fredericton Red Wings in 1979-80. Council accepted name the arena the Grant-Harvey Centre.
Grant, a Fredericton local, passed away Monday night. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hall of Famer and Sports Ambassador Danny Grant. His tradition in sport will live on through the effect he has made on so numerous. He also played with the Atlanta Flames and the Detroit Red Wings prior to returning to New Brunswick to serve as head coach of the Fredericton Red Wings in 1979-80.