Paul Masnick resting at his home in Barrie, ON
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Former Stanley Cup Champion passes away

Published March 27, 2024 at 11:48

We regret to have to inform the hockey community of the passing of the oldest surviving member of the 1953 Stanley Cup-winning Montreal Canadiens, Paul Masnick, at the age of 92.

Masnick, who grew up in a small community in Saskatchewan called Wakaw, which is situated 65 miles northeast of Saskatoon, played for three teams throughout his National Hockey League career, which included the Chicago Blackhawks, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the aforementioned Canadiens. During his career, he amassed fifty-nine points (18 goals & 41 assists) across 232 games. Along with an NHL career, Masnick finished playing after five years in the minors

As time moves forward, hockey continues to lose some of the greats as well as many of the relative unknowns, such as Masnick, and although his contribution to the game and the teams he played for seemed relatively small, they won't go unnoticed or be forgotten.

We at Blade of Steel offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Masnick and to those he touched and impacted throughout his life.
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