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Legendary NHLer Passes Away at 80

Published July 16, 2023 at 2:51 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY

Legendary NHLer Billy MacMillan has passed away at the age of 80.

MacMillan Passes Away At 80



NHL Legend Billy MacMillan passed away at the age of 80. He had a lengthy NHL career which saw him play for three teams across 446 games.

An Olympian, MacMillan broke out into the NHL at the age of 27 with the Toronto Maple Leafs where he scored 22 goals and 41 points as a rookie.


After his first two seasons with the Leafs, he played for the Atlanta Flames for a year before playing with the New York Islanders for the rest of his NHL career.

After retiring from playing, MacMillan became a coach which saw him coach the Colorado Rockies up until they relocated to become the New Jersey Devils and he was their coach for the first two seasons of their existence. He also served as the GM of the Rockies in their final season in Colorado.

MacMillan was known most for his determination and humbleness as a person.

Our thoughts our with his family during this difficult time.

As seen on The Toronto Sun - Former Maple Leafs forward and proud PEI native Billy MacMillan dead at 80
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