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Hurricanes “Ice Man” Donnie MacMillian, 52, passes away

The Hurricanes organization got some bad news on Thursday night.  Donnie MacMillian, known as “Donnie Mac” passed away at the age of 52.  He was riding his mountain bike when he suddenly died.  According to the News & Observer, he was discovered by another group of riders, but it was too late. 

Donnie Mac was the ice tech and building superintendent at the RBC Center.  He was the only building superintnedent the RBC has ever had, and he’d been with the team even before the move to North Carolina.  He was hired as a Zamboni driver for the Hartford Whalers in 1993 after doing the same in the American League.  He moved with the team and was offered the position.  He was also given the opportunity to live at the RBC Center, which made it perfect for him.  Throughout every season, he literally lived in an RV in the parking lot of the RBC Center.

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