It is with heavy hearts that the Saskatoon Blades and the Western Hockey League family say goodbye to former Blades Head Coach Brad McCrimmon.
McCrimmon was killed Wednesday morning when a plane carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team crashed in Russia. McCrimmon was entering his first year as the Head Coach of the Kontinental Hockey League club.
Saskatoon Blades Owner and Governor Jack Brodsky had this to say about Brad:
“Brad was not just an employee of our hockey club, he was a fine human being. It’s a huge loss for us personally and for the entire hockey world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brad’s family.”
Brad was the Head Coach of the Saskatoon Blades from 1998 to 2000. He also spent more than 10 seasons in the NHL as an Assistant Coach for the Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers, New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings.