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NHL community remembers Ali

Tributes pour in on social media to honor late boxing, sports icon

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Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest boxer of all time and an icon both inside and outside the sports arena, died Friday at 74.

The legendary Ali touched the lives of millions of people, and the NHL community was no exception, as they remembered and honored him on social media.

The Edmonton Oilers posted a picture of Ali, ever the showman, clowning with Wayne Gretzky. 

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Rest in peace, Muhammad Ali. #GOAT pic.twitter.com/GW0yJ4gtfh

Tweet from @OfficialGretzky: The Greatest.... RIP pic.twitter.com/Ya1pgTpDIe

The New Jersey Devils also paid tribute.

Tweet from @NJDevils: The #NJDevils organization mourns the passing of The Greatest. #RIPAli pic.twitter.com/JCfY1idUSb

NHL players posted their thoughts and prayers in honor of "The Greatest."

Tweet from @PKSubban1: #Ali

Tweet from @43_Kadri: Sad day. This man was iconic changed so many people's lives @MuhammadAli. The legacy will never die. Rest in peace champ

Tweet from @evanderkane_9: The greatest will be missed #MuhammedAli

Tweet from @28CGiroux: Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. RIP @MuhammadAli.

Tweet from @matt_dumba: ���If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it���then I can achieve it." #TheGreatest #RIP #Ali #WordsToLiveBy

Tweet from @Danwinnik34: Sad to hear about the passing of Muhammad Ali. Greatest boxer of all time and always fighting to help others.

Tweet from @BGALLY17: Rest in peace Ali #GreatestEver #FloatLikeAButterfly #StingLikeABee

Tweet from @max_domi: He changed the world in so many ways. Rest in peace champ. #GOAT pic.twitter.com/EPSiOaTQ6W

Tweet from @JTBrown23: #RIPMuhammadAli pic.twitter.com/uaevTlVFyQ

Tweet from @KevinPHayes12: RIP to one of the greatest athletes of all time."He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life" Muhammad Ali

Tweet from @tweetem_up: Always standing up for what he believed in! RIP to the greatest Muhammad Ali ����

Tweet from @Russell_Kris4: Sad day today! Lost one of the greatest athletes of all time! #RIP #MuhammedAli #FloatLikeAButterfly!

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