1/24/1960 - 4/14/2015
Remembering the life, death and sports legacy of Mark Reeds
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Reeds, an assistant coach for the playoff-bound Ottawa Senators and a former NHL player, died Tuesday. He was at 55.
Reeds had been fighting cancer for more than a year, and the news came as a blow to a team already dealing with general manager Bryan Murray's cancer diagnosis.
Owner Eugene Melnyk lauded Reeds' "charismatic fighting spirit ... right until the end." Murray said the team lost a "very important member ... of our Senator family."