Bob McCord, a two-time Eddie Shore Award winner and four-time Calder Cup champion during a decorated AHL career, passed away on Oct. 21 at the age of 82.
McCord registered 81 goals and 252 assists for 333 points in 635 regular-season games in the AHL skating for the Springfield Indians, Hershey Bears and Pittsburgh Hornets over parts of 12 seasons.
A native of Matheson, Ont., McCord was named the AHL’s outstanding defenseman in 1960-61 and again in 1966-67. He was a key member of Springfield’s championship teams in 1960, 1961 and 1962 — still the only franchise in league history to win three consecutive titles. McCord added another Cup with Pittsburgh in 1967.
McCord was also named to five postseason All-Star teams during his AHL career, earning two First Team and three Second Team berths. In addition, he played more than 300 games in the National Hockey League.