The NHL Alumni Association has announced to the hockey world that former NHL defenseman Randy Boyd has died at just 59 years old.
The native of Coniston, Ontario played 257 NHL games split between the Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks. He was drafted by the Penguins in the 3rd round (51st overall) of the 1980 Entry Draft and put up his best NHL numbers during the 86-87 season with the Islanders posting seven goals and 24 points in just 30 games. He also played briefly with the famed Hanson Brothers with the AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks, playing on a line with Steve Carlson (Steve Hanson).
RIP, Randy. Gone far, far too soon.