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1980 United States Olympic member has sadly passes away at 66


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Hunter Bowman
May 18, 2024  (6:55 PM)
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Mark Wells with the 1980 United States Olympic team
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Saddening news strikes the hockey community as a member of the 1980 United States Olympic team has sadly passed away.

It was announced today that 1980 Olympic gold medalist and former Montreal Canadiens prospect, Mark Wells has passed away at the age of 66.
It is with profound sadness that the @1980miraclehockeyteam announces the passing of our teammate and brother, Mark Wells.

While there aren't many details at this time, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and all who knew and loved him.

RIP #15

🙏🏒🏅🇺🇸

Mark Wells attended Bowling Green State University and was drafted after his second year, as the 176th overall pick during the 1977 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.
Wells had a short professional career playing in the Nova Scotia Voyageurs and New Haven Nighthawks in the AHL. He also played in the International Hockey League and Central Professional Hockey League, where he played for the Flint Generals, Fort Wayne Comets and Oklahoma City Stars.
Many would know Wells from the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, where he played seven games for the United States as they defeated the Soviet Union to win the gold medal that's famously known as the ‘Miracle on ice.'
On behalf of everyone at NY Rangers Insider, we send our deepest condolences to Well's family, friends and former teammates.
May you rest in peace, Mark Wells.
Source: Bladeofsteel
Former Canadiens prospect, 1980 US Olympic team member passes away
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