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Four-time Cup champion, hockey analyst dead at 75

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MONTREAL (AP) — Gilles Tremblay, a former Montreal Canadiens forward who played on four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, has died. He was 75.

The team announced Tremblay’s death on Wednesday. He played his entire nine-year career with Montreal, scoring 168 goals and adding 162 assists over 509 regular-season games.

An exceptional skater known for his contributions on both ends of the ice, Tremblay helped Montreal reach the Stanley Cups in 1965-66 and 1968-69. Injuries and asthma sidelined him, and he was forced to retire at 31. Tremblay then enjoyed a 30-year career as a hockey analyst.

 

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