NEW YORK — Harry Howell, the Hall of Fame
Howell died Saturday night. He had been living at an assisted care facility near his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario.
A seven-time All-Star, Howell played 1,160 games for the Rangers from 1952-69 and had his No. 3 retired by the team.
"One of the most iconic players in franchise history, Harry's Hall of Fame accomplishments on the ice were exceeded only by the tremendous gentleman he was off the ice," Rangers President Glen Sather said in a statement. "I was privileged to have worked with Harry for over a decade in both Edmonton and New York and treasure our memories together."
Howell also played in the NHL for the Oakland/California Golden Seals and Los Angeles before finishing in the World Hockey Association with single seasons with New York/New Jersey, San Diego and Calgary.
Known for his smart, steady play, "Harry the Horse" won the Norris Trophy as the league's top
Howell was a player-coach with New York-New Jersey and San Diego in the WHA and had an 11-game stint behind the bench in the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars. He also scouted for Edmonton.
"The National Hockey League mourns the passing of legendary
Howell helped the Guelph Biltmores wins the 1952 Memorial Cup junior championship.
The NHL said Howell's wife, Marilyn, died last month.
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