AHL great McCord dies at 82

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.

Services will be held Nov. 5 at the First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or the Denver Hospice.