Bruins announce tragic passing of former goaltender

The sad news was announced today.



There was some unfortunate news out of the National Hockey League world today.

The Boston Bruins announced that former goaltender Blaine Lacher, who suited up in 47 games for the franchise during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons, passed away today at the age of 54. 

“The Boston Bruins are deeply saddened by the passing of former goalie Blaine Lacher,” the team wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “We send our thoughts and condolences to his family, friends, and teammates.”

Lacher, who also played a handful of playoff games for the Bruins, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Lake Superior State University, where he had set the Division 1 shutout record of 375:01. 

He would later play in the IHL with the Cleveland Lumberjacks and Grand Rapids Griffins. 

His final NHL stat line reads 22-16-4 with a 2.80 goals against average, .887 save percentage and four shutouts. 

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Source: Twitter