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Former NHL player Walt Poddubny dies

Sunday, 03.22.2009 / 3:45 PM / News
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Former NHL player Walt Poddubny dies

THUNDER BAY, Ontario (AP) - Former NHL player Walt Poddubny died Saturday after collapsing at his sister's house. He was 49.

The cause of death wasn't known.

Drafted 90th overall by Edmonton in 1980, Poddubny played 11 NHL seasons for the Oilers, Toronto, the New York Rangers, Quebec and New Jersey. He had 184 goals and 238 assists in 468 games and topped the 30-goal mark three times.

After finishing his playing career in the American Hockey League with the Worcester IceCats, Poddubny coached the Anchorage Aces in the West Coast Hockey League.

He returned home in 2003 to spend time with his children and was involved in coaching and hockey celebrity appearances. He lived at his sister's house.

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