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Former Flyer Rick MacLeish Dies At 66

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Flyers are mourning the death of Rick MacLeish, a member of the Stanley Cup championship teams in both 1974 and 1975.

The Flyers say he passed away Tuesday at the age of 66.

“With the passing of Rick MacLeish, the Flyers have lost one of their legends,” said Flyers President Paul Holmgren.

“A good father, grandfather, teammate and friend, Rick will be missed by all who were fortunate to come and know him over the years. His happy and friendly demeanor was front and center everywhere Rick went. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with Rick’s wife, Charlene, his daughters, Danielle and Brianna along with his grandchildren. May he rest in peace.”

MacLeish spent parts of 12 seasons with the team, including 11 straight from 1970-71 to 1980-81.

To this day, he is one of six Flyers to ever reach the 50-goal mark, according to the Flyers.

The team says he he ranks first all-time in Flyers history with 10 game-winning goals, and scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final in a 1-0 victory against the Boston Bruins to claim the Flyers first Stanley Cup title in 1974.

He was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame on March 22, 1990.

 

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