Ottawa Senators assistant Mark Reeds die

  • Senators a sistant coach Mark Reeds has died at 55 after battling cancer, the team announced Tuesday .

    Reeds underwent surgery last season together with been out of the team since February. In late March, Senators coach Dave Cameron told reporters , Hes within a battle. He, along with his family, need your Jordan Howard Jersey prayers. Weve had heavy hearts around here for awhile in regards to this.

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    Reeds is in his fourth season behind Ottawa's bench after several head coaching stints at 'abnormal' amounts. He found Ottawa belonging to the Ontario Hockey League's Owen Sound Attack and previously led the United Hockey League's Kalamazoo Jacoby Glenn Jersey Wings and Mi souri River Otters as well as the ECHL's Peoria Rivermen.

    Reeds played in the NHL with the Blues along with the Whalers, appearing in 365 games from 1981-89.

    He is survived by his wife, Mary, with the exceptional children, Kyle and Kelsey.

    It is using very heavy hearts that all those of people around the Senators family remember Mark who has Willie Young Jersey been a cla sic wonderful father, husband, player, coach and friend," Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said inside of a statement. "Marks charismatic fighting spirit was present until eventually the finale. We're all better to have had the oppertunity for work so closely with Mark whose adoration for life, hockey great family leaves an indelible mark on the organization. The full Ottawa Senators organization sends its deepest condolences in to the Reeds family."

    Reeds spent six seasons in the Blues, who also released a statement:

    "The St. Louis Blues using our Alumni organization are deeply saddened with the pa sing of Mark Reeds.Mark was an inspirational father, husband, player, coach and reason behind the St. Louis community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Brandon Marshall Jersey Mary, son Kyle, daughter Kelsey also, the entire Reeds family, or even every single piece of his former colleagues and teammates."