Milt Dunnell turned 100 on Christmas Eve, 2005.
Courtesy Richard Lautens, Toronto Star
Toronto sportswriting legend Milt Dunnell – a legend well beyond that city’s borders, in fact – died in his sleep last night at the age of 102.
Mr. Dunnell was born four years before the Canadiens, a dozen years before the National Hockey League. He covered more than his share of Habs games, once the Habs came into being, and was a respected, respectful voice for at least a few generations of readers.
We send our condolences to those close to Mr. Dunnell, and wish the master craftsman well where he is this morning, a fine collection of athletes and stories for him to cover anew.