Influential player agent Baizley dead at 71

by NHL.com

Influential NHL player agent Don Baizley has died at the age of 71.

Baizley represented a number of NHL stars during his career, including Teemu Selanne, Peter Forsberg, Joe Sakic, Paul Kariya and Saku Koivu.

According to reports, Baizley was battling non-smoker's lung cancer. His death touched many in the hockey community.

The Winnipeg native was a member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, honored for his long service to the game at various levels.