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Former NHL all-star defenceman Carol Vadnais dies at age 68

Sunday, 08.31.2014 / 6:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Former NHL all-star defenceman Carol Vadnais dies at age 68

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former NHL defenceman and six-time all-star Carol Vadnais died Sunday at 68 years old.

Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and went on to play 17 seasons with the California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

He won the Stanley Cup twice, once with Montreal in 1968 and again with Boston in 1972.

The six-time all-star had 169 goals and 587 points in 1,087 games.

Vadnais also contributed during his 106 playoff games with 10 goals and 40 assists.

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