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Former Stanley Cup Champion Has Tragically Passed Away

Published March 27, 2024 at 4:17 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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Paul Masnick, a former player for the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks, passed away, leaving hockey fans mourning his loss.

At 92, he was the oldest surviving member of the Canadiens' 1953 championship team. Masnick, who died on March 23 in Barrie, Ontario,

had a distinguished career spanning the 1950s, playing for the Canadiens, Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs.




Known for his defensive prowess as a forward, he scored 18 goals and assisted on 41 others. His legacy includes a memorable overtime goal in Game 6 of the 1951 Semifinal.

Masnick's passing signifies the end of an era for the Canadiens, as he was the last surviving member of their 1953 championship team.

Hockey fans will fondly remember his contributions to the sport. Rest in Peace, Paul.

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