From Triumph To Tragedy In The NHL
By Brad James Lombardo 
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"Profiles of six pro hockey players, all of whom tragically died while still playing in the National Hockey League ."

Bill Masterton, Terry Sawchuk, Tim Horton, Pelle Lindbergh, John Kordic, Steve Chiasson

Photographs courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Features:  Endnotes and player statistics


Profiles of six hockey players, all of whom died tragically, while still playing in the National Hockey League:

  • Chapter 1 - Bill Masterton (1938-1968)
  • Chapter 2 - Terry Sawchuk (1929-1970)
  • Chapter 3 - Tim Horton (1930-1974)
  • Chapter 4 - Pelle Lindbergh (1959-1985)
  • Chapter 5 - John Kordic (1965-1992)
  • Chapter 6 - Steve Chiasson (1967-1999)




















Some Personal Memorabilia

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Terry Sawchuk's Memorial Card (1970-71 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards)

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Terry Sawchuk's last player card (1969-70 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards)

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Vintage photograph: Terry Sawchuk with a young fan

Vintage autograph album page: Terry Sawchuk

Vintage autograph index card: Tim Horton

Vintage autograph magazine page (8 x 10): Terry Sawchuk

Steve Chiasson

Autograph Photo - Steve Chiasson