Ron Ellis
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Tragic news strikes Bruins rival following death of former player

Published May 11, 2024 at 8:07 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs shared some heartfelt news with their fans on Saturday. The team took to their official social media platforms to announce the loss of one of their most cherished players.

Ron Ellis, a revered figure in the history of the Maple Leafs, has passed away at the age of 79. Ellis's contribution to the team and the sport was profound, as highlighted in the team's moving tribute.

"We mourn the loss of Ron Ellis, a lifetime Leaf whose legacy is woven into the fabric of the blue and white. Ron played his entire NHL career for Toronto. He was one of only five Maple Leafs to skate in more than 1,000 games for the club while also scoring the fifth most goals in team history. Ron was a true gentleman of the game who will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with his loved ones."

Ellis, who debuted in the NHL during the 1963-64 season, dedicated his entire career to the Maple Leafs, retiring after the 1980-81 season.

His lasting impact includes his pivotal role in the team's 1967 Stanley Cup victory, the last time Toronto clinched the championship.

He also made significant contributions to the 1972 Summit Series against the Russian national team, further cementing his legacy as a key figure in hockey history.

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Tragic news strikes Bruins rival following death of former player

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