Senators assistant coach Mark Reeds, seen here in a 2013 file photo, died Tuesday at age 55.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Senators assistant coach Mark Reeds has died at 55.
The team had said in March 2014 he had cancer, and coach Dave Cameron had repeatedly asked people to keep Reeds and his family in their thoughts. Owner Eugene Melnyk lauded Reeds’ “charismatic fighting spirit … right until the end.”
Reeds had been an assistant in Ottawa since 2011. He played in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues and Hartford Whalers.
Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray, who was diagnosed with cancer last summer, said the team lost a “very important member … of our Senator family.”
Murray said players on the Senators were grieving. Ottawa opens its playoffs Wednesday night at Montreal.
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