Last night, the Hockey world was shocked by a terrible news. Long-time National Hockey League owner Mike Ilitch has passed away at the age of 87.The Ilitch family has released the following statement later yesterday:
"It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of my father, Mike Ilitch, our beloved colleague, friend and leader. Mr. I, as so many of you affectionately called him, died this afternoon at a local hospital. He was 87.
The hockey sphere just keep sending emotional tributes to a true sports entrepreneur and to the amazing man he was. Here is few notable reaction that keeps flowing all over the internet.
Former President of the United State George W. Bush
Former Wings Brendan Shanahan
Former Head Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman