Death of Claude Ruel

September 12, 1938 - February 9, 2015
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada | Age 76

Former Canadiens coach dies at age 76
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MONTREAL (AP) — Claude Ruel, who coached the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup title in 1969, has died. He was 76.

Ruel, a gifted hockey and baseball player in the 1950s before losing sight in his left eye, died Monday at his home in Longueuil, Quebec. He had spent his entire hockey career in the Canadiens organization, mostly in scouting and player development.

Although he liked to work in the background, Ruel twice served as head coach of the...

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