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Statements on passing of Pat Quinn

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

“We have lost a great man. It's a sad day for hockey and for everyone who loves our game. On this difficult day I am thinking about Pat, his family and his friends, and how much he will be missed.

I wouldn't be the person I am today if it weren't for Pat. He was a great leader and always a teacher. He taught me how to be a professional on and off the ice. He taught me how to play hockey the right way, how to win, and about the importance of respect and loyalty.

Pat's impact on our city has been immeasurable. He was responsible for bringing hockey to the forefront in Vancouver. He brought the pride back to the Canucks and today his finger prints and impact are still felt within this organization.”

-Trevor Linden, President, Hockey Operations, Canucks Sports & Entertainment

"It's a very sad day today. On behalf of my family and all Canucks fans, my thoughts are with the Quinn family.

I'll always remember Pat as a great leader. He built the Canucks teams that I cheered for as a fan and created a new generation of fans in our province. None of us will ever forget the Stanley Cup run in 1994 or how Pat led Canada to our first men's Olympic hockey gold in 50 years.

Pat meant a lot to our community. He built a new foundation for the Canucks franchise and was instrumental in helping Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia become one of the strongest hockey markets in the world.

I feel fortunate to have known Pat and I will miss him."

-Francesco Aquilini, Chairman, Canucks Sports & Entertainment and Governor, NHL

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