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Tragic News Strikes The Hockey Community After The Death Of A Former NHL Player

Published March 19, 2024 at 4:45 PM
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Former NHL enforcer Chris Simon's passing at 52 brings a somber tone to the hockey world. NHL Insider Frank Seravalli confirmed the news, highlighting Simon's formidable career and the impact of his sudden loss.

Sad news: Former NHL enforcer Chris Simon has died at age 52.

The Wawa, Ont., native racked up 1,824 PIM and 101 fighting majors in his 15-year NHL career. Simon won a Stanley Cup with the #Avs in 1996 and made Finals appearances with WSH and CGY.

Simon's children, family and friends are grieving his sudden loss.




With 1,824 penalty minutes and 101 fighting majors, Simon's legacy as a physical force is undeniable. His journey included a Stanley Cup win with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 and Finals appearances with the Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames.

Despite his achievements, Simon's life was not without challenges. Battling chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), he faced the harsh realities of post-career health struggles.

As the hockey community mourns his loss, Simon's indelible mark on the sport will be remembered with reverence and respect.

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