Legendary NHLer Dies at 80 Years Old

Published July 29, 2023 at 9:46

We just got word of some sad news circulating in the hockey world.

Longtime NHLer Passed Away

Wayne Maxner, former coach and player in the NHL, has passed away on July 27th at 80 years old.


No cause of death was announced.

His Legacy

Here's Maxner's hockey journey, as reported by Hockey Worldwide:

"Following an impressive junior career with Barrie and Niagara of the OHA in 1963, Maxner would go on to play professional and senior hockey for 10 seasons all across Canada, the USA, and the Netherlands. He played 62 NHL games for the Boston Bruins from 1964 to 1966, scoring 17 points.

Maxner would retire in 1974 and move onto a coaching career. This included 14 seasons as a head coach in the OHL, 2 of which seen him be honoured on the end-of-season All-Star Teams, and then 2 seasons as the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings from 1980 to 1982."

We send our best wishes to his friends and family.

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