ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues organization is saddened to learn of the passing of Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Red Wings since 1982.
Blues Chairman Tom Stillman has issued the following statement:
"The Blues organization would like to extend our condolences to the Ilitch family, including Mike's wife Marian, their seven children, many grandchildren and extended family. Mr. Ilitch was a passionate leader, not only for the Red Wings and the city of Detroit, but also the National Hockey League. His tireless work made a positive and lasting impact in sports, business and in his community."