Ralph Backstrom

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Ralph Backstrom
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Ralph Backstrom in the early 1960's
Born (1937-09-18)September 18, 1937
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Died February 7, 2021(2021-02-07) (aged 83)
Windsor, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Cougars
Denver Spurs
Ottawa Civics
New England Whalers
National team  Canada
Playing career 1956–1977

Ralph Gerald Backstrom (September 18, 1937 – February 7, 2021) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and later a coach and hockey executive. He played in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, and Chicago Black Hawks between 1956 and 1973.

He also played in the World Hockey Association with the Chicago Cougars, Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics, and New England Whalers from 1973 to 1977.

With the Canadiens, he won the Stanley Cup six times.

Backstrom died after a long illness on February 7, 2021, aged 83, in his Windsor, Colorado, home.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Stubbs, Dave (February 7, 2021). "Backstrom dies at 83, won Stanley Cup six times with Canadiens". NHL.com. Retrieved February 7, 2021.