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Frank Selke Jr., first president of Seals, dies at 83

Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 10:34 AM / News

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Frank Selke Jr., first president of Seals, dies at 83
Frank Selke Jr., who served as president and general manager of the Oakland Seals, died Monday. He was 83.

Frank Selke Jr., who served as president and general manager of the Oakland Seals, died Monday. He was 83.

Selke, the son of Hockey Hall of Famer and former Montreal Canadiens GM Frank Selke, worked at the Montreal Forum in various roles, rising to the role of vice president of marketing and promotions.

He also worked in radio and television in Montreal and was the TV host for "Hockey Night in Canada."

Selke left the Canadiens in 1967 to serve as president of the expansion Seals, and served as GM from 1968 to 1970.

After his role with the Seals ended in 1971, Selke spent more than four decades with Special Olympics Ontario as an ambassador, and spent 11 years as the chair of the group's Board of Directors.

He is a member of the Ontario Special Olympics Hall of Fame and was presented with the Canada Volunteer Award in 1991 and the Canada 125 Award in 1992.

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