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Senators honor Trebek, Muckler with moment of silence before game

'Jeopardy!' host was famously hockey fan while former Ottawa GM spent 50 years in game

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Ottawa Senators held a moment of silence for the loss of two Ontario legends: John Muckler and Alex Trebek.

It was the first Senators game since the passing of Trebek, the longtime host of the hit game show "Jeopardy!" and friend of the franchise, and Muckler, the hockey lifer who served as Senators GM from 2001-07.

Tweet from @TSN_Sports: The Senators held a moment of silence before the game to honour Alex Trebek and John Muckler. pic.twitter.com/49yrEE9XxS

Back in October, Trebek was called upon to announce the team's draft pick, Tim Stuetzle, at the 2020 NHL Draft. Stuetzle made his NHL debut on Friday.

Muckler, who spent over five decades in hockey as a coach and executive, died on January 4.

A part of five Stanley Cup champions in various roles with the Edmonton Oilers, Muckler also spent time with the Minnesota North Stars, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes in addition to the Senators.

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