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Kenny Wharram, won Cup with Chicago, dies at 83

Played 14 seasons with Blackhawks, including 1960-61 championship

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Kenny Wharram, who won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1960-61, died Tuesday. He was 83.

Wharram played 14 seasons for Chicago and ranks 11th in Blackhawks history with 252 goals.

"Kenny Wharram will always be remembered as an important member of this decorated franchise and we are grateful to have him in the Blackhawks family," the Blackhawks said in a statement. "A member of the 1961 Stanley Cup championship team, Ken was one of the most consistent scorers throughout his Blackhawks career. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Wharram family as we mourn his loss."

Warrham was born July 2, 1933 in North Bay, Ontario. He played 766 games for the Blackhawks and scored 20 goals in seven consecutive seasons (1962-63 to 1968-69). He won the Lady Byng trophy in 1963-64.

Wharram retired after the 1968-69 season when he was diagnosed with myocarditis, a heart disease, the Chicago Tribune said. He lived in his hometown of North Bay and worked as a carpenter.

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