The Chicago Blackhawks organization issued the following statement on the passing of assistant equipment manager Clint Reif:
“We are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of one of our own family members this morning, assistant equipment manager Clint Reif. Like all trainers and support staff within our organization, Clint was instrumental in helping our players and coaches prepare and compete both on and off the ice. Our sincerest sympathies go out to the Reif family.”
The Blackhawks will pay their respects to the Reif family with a moment of silence prior to tonight’s home game and all players will wear a special decal (photo below) on their helmet in remembrance of Clint.
The organization will have no further comment at this time. We kindly ask the privacy of Clint’s family and friends be respected during this difficult time.