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Flames mourn loss of original team owner

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The Calgary Flames are mourning the loss of one of the hockey club's original owners. Daryl K. Doc Seaman, passed away on Sunday. He was 86.

Mr. Seaman was one of the original six owners and was instrumental in purchasing and bringing the Atlanta Flames and the National Hockey League to Calgary in 1980.

His brother, Byron, Ralph T. Scurfield, Norm Green, Normie Kwong and Harley Hotchkiss were also among the first owners.

The Calgary Flames express condolences to the family and friends of the Flames co-owner.

“I’ve lost a dear friend of 55 years and I have lost the best partner a man could have," said fellow Flames owner, lifetime friend and business associate Hotchkiss

"People should know that the Flames were Doc’s initiative and Doc’s idea. There would have been no Flames in Calgary were it not for Doc. Those who care about our team and the game owe him a debt of gratitude.”

“If anyone is looking for inspiration or a hero; they can stop looking, Doc Seaman should be the choice," said Ken King, President & CEO of the Flames.

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