Vancouver Canucks’ fan favourite, Gino Odjick, dies at 52

Gino Odjick

VANCOUVER- One of the most popular players to ever suit up for the Vancouver Canucks has died. Wayne “Gino’’ Odjick, who played 12 seasons in the NHL for the Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens, died at the age of 52. Gino’s sister Dina Odjick shared the news Sunday on Facebook of his passing. “Our hearts are broken. My brother Gino Odjick has left us for the spirit world,’’ she wrote. Odjick spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Canucks after being selected by them in the 1990 entry draft, before being traded to the New York Islanders for Jason Strudwick in March 1998. In 2014, Odjick was diagnosed with Amyloidosis, a disease he says attacked his organs and his heart. The former enforcer…

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