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Flyers Hall of Famer Rick MacLeish passes away at 66

Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Famer Rick MacLeish passed away at the age of 66.
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Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Famer Rick MacLeish has passed away at the age of 66, the team announced Tuesday. 

MacLeish had been suffering from meningitis, along with kidney and liver problems, his daughter, Brianna, told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“With the passing of Rick MacLeish, the Flyers have lost one of their legends,” Flyers president Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “A good father, grandfather, teammate and friend, Rick will be missed by all who were fortunate to come and know him over the years. His happy and friendly demeanor was front and center everywhere Rick went. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with Rick’s wife, Charlene, his daughters, Danielle and Brianna along with his grandchildren. May he rest in peace.”

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MacLeish played parts of 12 seasons with the Flyers, leading the team to Stanley Cup titles in 1974 and 1975. He ranks fourth all-time in franchise history with 697 points, sixth in goals (328), fifth in assists (369) and sixth in games (741). 

He also played for the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings during his 14-year career. 

Macleish was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame in 1990.