Former Bruin Brad McCrimmon was killed in a fatal plane crash that took place earlier today. The plane was carrying members of the Lokomotiv team of the KHL when it crashed shortly after takeoff. The plane was heading over to western Russia for training camp.
McCrimmon was a first-year head coach of the team and he was obviously looking forward to testing his knowledge of the game and applying it as a coach. The 52-year-old was drafted 15th overall as a defenseman by the Bruins in 1979. He roomed with beloved defenseman Raymond Bourque. He tallied 54 points in three seasons with the Bruins organization.
He was last seen in the NHL as an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings. The entire hockey family all over the world lost a great player and a great individual today. Our thoughts and prayers should be heavily extended to McCrimmon's family and to the families of the rest of the victims on that plane.