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Video- Howie Meeker Was 97 When He Passed Away This Morning

I imagine many of you did not see Mr. Meeker in action, so...


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from CBC,

Howie Meeker, a former NHL player, Hockey Night in Canada icon and legendary personality, died Sunday at age 97 at Nanaimo General Hospital in B.C.

Meeker, who won four Stanley Cups with Toronto and was the oldest living Maple Leaf, was an NHL star who won rookie of the year honours in 1947 after scoring 27 goals and 45 points in 55 games.

A spokesperson for the Maple Leafs, the team that signed Meeker to a free-agent contract on April 13, 1946, confirmed his death earlier Sunday. There was no immediate word on the cause.

Meeker went on to become a broadcaster and was known for phrases such as “Jiminy Cricket,” “Golly gee willikers” and “Stop it right there!” His work with HNIC earned Meeker the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 1998 after a 30-year career on CBC and TSN.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/08/20 at 05:39 PM ET

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RIP Howie.

Howie Meeker and Peter Puck made for amusing and educational intermissions. Howie’s book was the first hockey skills book I was given as a kid.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 11/09/20 at 04:24 PM ET

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I enjoyed Howie Meeker on HNIC. So sad. sick

Posted by bigfrog on 11/09/20 at 10:50 PM ET


He lived to 97, still had all his marbles, and had a hell of a life.  We should all be so lucky.

Posted by dwgs on 11/10/20 at 10:43 AM ET

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