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Former NHL all-star defenceman Carol Vadnais dies at age 68

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 1975, file photo, Carol Vadnais (10) of the Prince of Wales division, battles for possession with Bobby Clarke (16) of the Clarence Campbell division during the annual All-Star contest in Montreal. Vadnais, a six-time all-star, has died. He was 68. The New York Rangers reported on their website that Vadnais, who spent seven seasons with the team, passed away Sunday. A cause of death was not given. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 1975, file photo, Carol Vadnais (10) of the Prince of Wales division, battles for possession with Bobby Clarke (16) of the Clarence Campbell division during the annual All-Star contest in Montreal. Vadnais, a six-time all-star, has died. He was 68. The New York Rangers reported on their website that Vadnais, who spent seven seasons with the team, passed away Sunday. A cause of death was not given. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former NHL defenceman and six-time all-star Carol Vadnais died Sunday at 68 years old.

Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and went on to play 17 seasons with the California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

He won the Stanley Cup twice, once with Montreal in 1968 and again with Boston in 1972.

The six-time all-star had 169 goals and 587 points in 1,087 games.

Vadnais also contributed during his 106 playoff games with 10 goals and 40 assists.

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