Wayne Fleming


TORONTO (AP) - Longtime NHL assistant coach Wayne Fleming has died. He was 62.

Hockey Canada said Fleming died Monday in Calgary, Alberta, after a battle with brain cancer.

"Hockey Canada has lost a great friend, and the hockey world has lost not only a tremendous coach, but a wonderful man," said Bob Nicholson, president and CEO of Hockey Canada. "We send our condolences to Wayne's wife, Carolyn, their four children and the rest of the Fleming family."

Fleming spent 14 seasons in the NHL as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning. He also coached internationally, including stints as head coach of Leksand in Sweden, EV Landshut in Germany and Avangard Omsk in Russia.

"Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Fleming family," Lightning star Steven Stamkos tweeted. "Wayne was a great coach and even better man."

Fleming was part of three Olympic coaching staffs for Canada, winning a silver medal in Albertville in 1992 and a gold medal in Salt Lake City in 2002. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native also spent nine years as head coach of the University of Manitoba.

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Rest in peace wayne.

Dear Carolyn & family
This is John and Linda Liggio. I Don't know if you remember us. We met you on the cruise with your son .and we went to each others home. We heard about Waynes passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Wayne was a great man. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. God bless you all. John & Linda

Carolyn, just heard about Wayne's passing so sorry.. I have been thinking about you both a lot lately hope you are doing well, I miss the talks with you and Wayne... Prayer's and Hug's to you and the family !!!!

Carolyn, Jarrett and family,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. The hockey world which he touched so deeply will miss him as as much, I feel, as his family.
With sympathy.

Carolyn. Not a day goes by that I don't think about Wayne. Just a great role model and a wonderful human being. I really miss him. Brent

Our deepest condolences Carolyn, to you and your family.

Carolyn: I'm so sorry to learn of Wayne's passing. He was a special man who left a mark on everyone he came to know. He will be greatly missed by many but he will always be among us.
With deepest condolences

We have known the family since Wayne helped his Dad run the CP hockey schools. He was a real hockey ambassador, His passing is a major loss to everyone.