On February 26 in the 84 th year of life died legendary canadian hockey player Andy Bathgate, becoming the most valuable player of the season in the NHL and Western Hockey League (1952-74 existed in years), reports the Daily Mail.
In recent years he suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
In 1959 he won the HART Trophy (in the «new York Rangers»), in 1970 — the George Leader Cup (in the «Vancouver Canucks», who played in the WHL).
In the years 1961-64 Andy Bathgate was captain of the «new York Rangers». In 1964 he became the owner of the Cup Stanley in structure «Toronto maple leafs» (was exchanged during the season).
In the 1961-62 season, he scored the same number of points Bobby hull, but the Art Ross Trophy went to the hall, as he had more goals.
Also, Andy Bathgate played for the «Cleveland barons», «the Detroit Red wings, Pittsburgh hornets, Pittsburgh penguins».
Andy Bathgate took part in the update of the hockey equipment. In 1959, after his shot the puck hit the face of the goalkeeper «Montreal Canadiens» Jacques Plante. The goalkeeper was back on the ice, first in the League wearing a protective mask.