Tim Ecclestone suiting up for the Detroit Red Wings
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NHL Alumnus and former assistant coach passes away

Published March 4, 2024 at 11:26

The hockey world is in mourning today with the news that National Hockey League alumnus Tim Ecclestone passed away recently.

Ecclestone, a veteran of 692 games between 1967 and 1979, had stints with the St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Atlanta Flames, where he amassed 126 goals and 359 points. After his playing days were over, Ecclestone was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Flames from 1977–1980.

Although Ecclestone was not a household name, it is always sad to see when a player from the past passes away seemingly before their time.

We here at Blade of Steel offer our condolences to the Ecclestone family and those that Tim impacted both on and off the ice.
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