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Former AHL goalie Worsley passes away

Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender and American Hockey League graduate Lorne (Gump) Worsley passed away on Friday at age 77 at his home in Beloeil, Que.

Worsley played 126 games in the AHL for the New Haven Ramblers, Providence Reds, Springfield Indians and Quebec Aces during his storied career, which included 21 seasons in the NHL.

The 5-foot-7 Worsley won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 1952-53, and led the Canadiens to four Stanley Cup championships.

One of more than 100 members of the Hockey Hall of Fame with ties to the AHL, Worsley, a 1980 inductee was honored at the AHL’s All-Star Classic in 1997.