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Breaking: Oldest living Stanley Cup champion dies at age 90

RIP. What a career and what a life well lived.

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According to multiple online reports, former Montreal Canadiens forward and the team’s oldest living Stanley Cup champion Paul Meger has died at age 90.


Meger won a Stanley Cup championship with the Habs during the 1952-53 season and subsequently retired from professional hockey during the 1954-55 season after suffering injuries. He was just 25 years of age when he walked away from the NHL and its most storied franchise.

After retiring from hockey, Meger became and electrician and raised a family in the Barrie, Ontario area. For a peek into Meier’s life at age 90, check out this feature on him from City News in Montreal:


RIP, Paul Meger. Gone, but never forgotten.