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Tragic statement by the NHL involving former Bruins player

Published May 14, 2024 at 1:27 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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This morning the hockey community was struck with some tragic news after the NHL released a statement following the passing of former Boston Bruins player Dave Forbes.

Dave Forbes has passed away at the age of 76. He made his debut with the Boston Bruins in 1973 and would go on to score 128 points in 362 career games. His time spent in the NHL was short as he only played for 6 years.

The NHL Alumni Association is saddened to learn that Dave Forbes has passed away at the age of 75.

Dave made his @NHL debut with the @NHLBruins in the 1973-74 season as an undrafted winger. After four seasons, he would find himself wearing the @Capitals jersey for a season and two games. Forbes totalled for 362 regular-season games-played, scoring 128 points.


After his hockey career ended, Forbes devoted his life to his family, his second career as a financial advisor, and his work in and around his church.

We send our deepest condolences to Dave's family, friends, and former teammates during this difficult time.


Nonetheless you hate to see this happen to every one and our prayers are with Forbes family during this tough time.
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