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Barry Beck Upset With A Few Organizations Regarding The Death Of Mark Pavelich

03/06/2021 at 6:43pm EST

from Mark Fisher of the New York Post,

Former Rangers captain Barry Beck in a blistering Facebook post said the team and USA hockey were “accountable” for the death of Mark Pavelich because they did not support the “Miracle on Ice” star as he battled mental illness — possibly related to head injuries suffered during a seven-year NHL career.

Pavelich, who played five of those NHL seasons with the Rangers, died Thursday at a mental health treatment facility in central Minnesota.

Beck also took aim at the NHL, which he called “cowards,” hours after officials announced Friday that his 63-year-old former teammate had been found dead.

The cause of death is under investigation.

In the 946-word post, a heartbroken Beck blasted team president John Davidson, also a former teammate, for not returning an email asking the Rangers to “publicaly show their support for Mark by just saying one of their own former players was sick and we wish him well.”

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