Former Canadien Carol Vadnais died Sunday morning at age 68 after a battle with cancer.
Vadnais, a defenceman, played for the Montreal Junior Canadiens before making his NHL debut in 1966-67 with the Canadiens. He was part of the Canadiens during their 1967-68 Stanley Cup season before being claimed by the Oakland Seals in the June 1968 intraleague draft. Vadnais, a six-time NHL all-star, would also play for the Boston Bruins, winning his second Cup in 1972, and New York Rangers before finishing his career with the New Jersey Devils in 1982-83.
In 1,087 career regular-season games, Vadnais had 169 goals and 418 assists for 587 points.
Vadnais coached the Verdun Junior Canadiens during the 1986-87 season and later worked as a scout for the Canadiens.
(Gazette file photo)