Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former NHL All-Star and Medicine Hat Tiger Great Tom Lysiak Dead at 63

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former NHL All-Star and Medicine Hat Tiger Great Tom Lysiak Dead at 63

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Former NHL all-star Lysiak dead at 63

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Former NHL all-star Tom Lysiak has died of leukemia. He was 63.

Lysiak's daughter confirmed his death on her Twitter account.

The native of High Prairie, Alta., played 13 seasons in the NHL with the Atlanta Flames and Chicago Blackhawks, scoring 292 goals and adding 551 assists over 919 games.

Lysiak was drafted second overall by Atlanta in 1973 and was the runner-up for the rookie of the year award for the 73-74 season, scoring 19 goals and adding 45 assists to help the Flames to their first post-season appearance.

He represented Atlanta in three straight NHL all-star games (1975-77) and led the team in scoring five times.

Lysiak was serving as Flames captain when he was dealt to Chicago in an eight-player deal midway through the 1978-79 season. …

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