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Former Canucks Gino Odjick dies at 52

Aug 12, 2020; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; General view of Stanley Cup Playoffs and NHL logo prior to the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Vancouver Canucks in game one of the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime Vancouver Canucks forward Gino Odjick died on Sunday at the age of 52.

Odjick suffered a heart attack, according to a report by the Montreal Gazette. He developed amyloidosis nine years ago, a rare condition that creates protein deposits in the heart. The disease caused him to undergo various forms of treatment, including chemotherapy.

After spending parts of eight seasons with the Canucks, which included a run to the Stanley Cup Final in the1993-94 season, Odjick had stints with the New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadians during his 12-year career.

In 444 career games, Odjick scored 46 goals and tallied 52 assists. He was considered a fan favorite and was known to get into fights, and according to Sportsnet, holds the record for most penalty minutes in Vancouver franchise history with 2,127.

–Field Level Media