Former NHL player Poddubny dies suddenly at 49

TSN.ca Staff
3/22/2009 1:12:21 AM
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Former NHL forward Walt Poddubny died suddenly on Saturday.

Poddubny had been living in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and a source close to the family told the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal the 49-year-old collapsed on Saturday morning. The cause of death is unknown.


Poddubny had stints with the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Quebec Nordiques and New Jersey Devils over his 11 NHL seasons. He had 422 points (184 goals, 238 assists) in 468 career NHL games.

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