Sunday, November 10, 2013

Today In NHL History - Lindbergh's Car Crash

On November 10th in 1985, Flyers goalie Pelle Lindbergh crashed his Porsche into a wall at 5:37am returning from an evening of team celebration with a blood alcohol level of .24%. The 26 year-old Vezina winner never regained consciousness and was removed from life support the next day upon his father's arrival from Sweden.Despite his death, the popular Swede topped fan voting for the 1986 NHL All-Star Game marking the first time a deceased player was selected for a North American team sport All-Star roster. Though Philadelphia never officially retired Lindbergh's 31, no Flyer has worn the number since.

That's today in NHL history.

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