The ultimate truth of the world is death and nobody can decline this truth. Death never differentiates amongst people on the basis of color, gender, caste, or how rich and poor you are. Death is neutral with everyone as recently, the Hall Of Fame, ROD Gilbert has passed away at the age of 80. Over a striking 18-season career with the popular New York Rangers, Gilbert became affectionately known as “Mr Ranger”. Now, most of you must be wondering who was Rod Gilbert and how he died. Let’s find below the entire detail about “Mr Ranger”.
Rod Gilbert Cause Of Death
He spent his professional career under the New York Rangers from the year 1960 to 1978 and was the side’s first player to have their number superannuated by the team. Rod was born on 1st July 1941 in Montreal and played for the right-wing for the side. Throughout his career, he collected 406 goals and 615 assists which was the 2nd most points by a right-winger in the history of the NHL behind Gordie Howe.
Rod was inaugurated into the Hockey Hall Of Fame in the year 1982. After taking retiring from the game Rod carried on employed for the Rangers and started his own restaurant “Gilbert’s on Third Avenue near the 75th street which is in Manhattan. He tied the wedding knot to Judith Christy in the year 1991, this wedding ceremony was organized by David Dinkins, the former New York mayor. He left behind the four children which he was shared with Judith.
Rod Gilbert Net Worth
Rod demised news was confirmed by a press release which was issued by the National Hockey League and they paid tribute on his death. The cause of his death is still not known yet. The President of Rangers, Chris Drury stated in the press release “Each person in the Rangers organization grieves the loss of a true icon of New York.
“Thriving a young Rangers fan, one of the 1st manes I ever listened about was Rod Gilbert-he was identical with Ranger hockey.”
James Dolan, the Madison Square Garden Sports Corp executive chairman stated “I am deeply heartbroken by hearing the passing news of Rod Gilbert who was one of the greatest Rangers to ever play for our organization and the greatest ambassadors. Our thought and concern with his wife, Judy, and the entire family and prays from the God to give strength to his family.”