Pat Quinn passes away

Pat Quinn was one of the toughest SOBs to ever play in the NHL. His crushing hit on Bobby Orr is legendary. Here’s another piece on Quinn.

Pat Quinn passes away after lengthy battle with illness

Former Vancouver Canucks' president and general manager Pat Quinn acknowledges the crowd after being inducted into the team's Ring of Honour before an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday April 13, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canucks’ president and general manager Pat Quinn acknowledges the crowd after being inducted into the team’s Ring of Honour before an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday April 13, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VANCOUVER – Former Vancouver Canucks coach and co-owner of the Vancouver Giants, Pat Quinn, has passed away.

In an announcement on their Facebook page, the Vancouver Giants said Quinn passed away Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

“Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family,” said Giants majority owner Ron Toigo in the post. “Pat was an inspiration to all of us. He always said that respect was something that should be earned, not given, and the respect that he garnered throughout the hockey world speaks for itself. He will be sorely missed.”

Those wishing to send messages of condolence are asked to either email patquinn@vancouvergiants.com or send mail to the Giants’ offices at the address listed below.

Pat Quinn

Vancouver Giants

100 North Renfrew Street

Vancouver, BC

V5K 3N7

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