Bill Torrey

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Bill Torrey
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Bill Torrey in 2015
Born(1934-06-23)June 23, 1934
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedMay 2, 2018(2018-05-02) (aged 83)
OccupationHockey executive
Known forgeneral manager of the New York Islanders (1972–92)
AwardsHockey Hall of Fame (1995)

William Arthur Torrey (June 23, 1934 – May 2, 2018) was a Canadian hockey executive. He served as a general manager in the National Hockey League for the Oakland Seals, New York Islanders, and Florida Panthers. He owned the Islands when they won four Stanley Cups.[1] He was often known as "The Architect," and "Bow-Tie" Bill, after the signature bow tie he always wore.

Torrey was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.[2]

Torrey died at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, on the evening of May 2, 2018, aged 83.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Florida Panthers Statement on the passing of William A. Torrey". NHL.com. October 1, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  2. Lapointe, Joe (October 1, 1995). "'95–'96 N.H.L.; Seven New Coaches, Two New Arenas, an Adieu to Winnipeg – The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  3. Goldstein, Richard (May 3, 2018). "Bill Torrey, Who Brought the Stanley Cup to Long Island, Is Dead at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved May 3, 2018.