Such sad news:
Former Vancouver Canucks player Gary Lupul died on Thursday. He was 48.
Lupul played 293 for the Canucks between 1979 and 1986, recording 70 goals and 75 assists in 293 regular-season games. He also appeared in 25 playoff games with the team, posting four goals and seven assists.
Lupul had been working for the Canucks as an amateur scout.
“We are deeply saddened by today’s news and on behalf of the entire Vancouver canucks organization, I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to Gary’s family,” Canucks general manager Dave Nonis said. “Gary was one of the most popular Canucks players in the history of the team and a key member of the scouting department. He will be greatly missed.”
A native of Powell River, British Columbia, Lupul played on the 1982 Canucks squad that reached the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history.
More on Lupul’s career at Legends of Hockey.
I was so sorry to read this…
Update 10:45 PT: