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Died «Ukrainian bodyguard» Wayne Gretzky, soccerbase with Mohammed Ali

29 Jun 60-m to year of life died a famous canadian hockey player of Ukrainian origin, Dave Semenko, the former «bodyguard» of Wayne Gretzky to the Edmonton oilers, according to

Wayne Gretzky wrote about his former teammate and friend: «He was one of the first «oil» that I met in 1978. I didn’t know how much impact it will have on my life and career. He was the coolest player from those I know, and the biggest Teddy bear. I will miss your kind heart and your humor. He made us better. Rest in peace, number 27. Thank you for your friendship».

Dave Semenko — the two-time Stanley Cup winner in the «Edmonton oilers». He also played for «Hartford Whalers» and «Toronto maple leafs».

12 June 1983, he spent tracheascopy Boxing match against the legendary Muhammad Ali. Officially, the battle ended in a draw. Media reported that Ali not fought seriously, and only played with the hockey player.

Dave Semenko — last goalscorer in the history of the World hockey Association (WHA then merged with the NHL).

Died «Ukrainian bodyguard» Wayne Gretzky, soccerbase with Mohammed Ali 30.06.2017

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