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Former Canucks captain Andre Boudrias dead at 75

Last Updated Feb 6, 2019 at 3:39 pm PDT

FILE: NHLPA vice-president Andre Boudrias (centre) appears at a news conference at NHL annual meetings in Montreal in 1976 (CP PHOTO)

Former Canuck Andre Boudrias died in Whistler on Tuesday

WHISTLER (NEWS 1130) – Former Canucks captain Andre Boudrias has died in Whistler.

Boudrias spent six seasons with the Vancouver Canucks in the 1970s. The 75-year-old’s 62 assists in the 1974-75 season were a franchise record for over 30 years.

In a statement, the Montreal Canadiens say Boudrias died on Tuesday, but no other details were provided.

Boudrias spent time with the Habs as a player and assistant general manager.

Boudrias was born in Montreal in September, 1943. He first suited up with the Canadiens at the age of 20 during the 1963-64 season.

He was dealt to the Canucks before the 1970-71 season. He put up five straight seasons of 60 or more points in Vancouver, including a 30-goal, 40-assist campaign in 1972-73 and a 16-goal, 62-assist season in 1974-75, when the Canucks made their first NHL playoff appearance.

The Vancouver Canucks are remembering Boudrias as a “gifted player” and an “active member” of the Canucks alumni. The team is sending its condolences to his family, adding Boudrias will be fondly remembered by family, friends, and peers in the NHL community.

Overall, Boudrias had 491 points (151 goals, 340 assists) over 662 NHL games with Montreal, Minnesota, Chicago, St. Louis and Vancouver.

After Boudrias hung up his skates, he worked as a scout for the Canadiens and then on the management team.

 – With files from the Canadian Press