A former NHL player is dead at the age of 52 following a tragic heart attack suffered on the weekend.
Gino Odjick, an erstwhile left winger who spent 12 seasons in the league, passed away at a Vancouver hospital on Sunday as a result of the above.
According to FOX News, the Quebecker was diagnosed with a dangerous organ disease several years ago. “In 2014, Odjick was diagnosed with a disease that attacks the organs and the heart, called amyloidosis,” the outlet reported.
Gino played for the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, and Montreal Canadiens over the course of his 12 years in the league. He once led the NHL in penalty minutes.
“The New York Islanders are deeply saddened to learn the passing of former family member, Gino Odjick. The team extends our condolences to the Odjick family and friends,” the Islanders posted to Twitter on Sunday, along with a photo of their former winger.
Apart from his time spent in the NHL, Gino also starred in the short Canadian film, Ronny Nomad and the Legendary Napkins of Wood, in 2014.
We at TotalProSports would like to extend our condolences to Gino’s family, friends, and loved ones as they go through this trying period.
Rest In Peace, Gino Odjick – 1970-2023