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Agent Don Baizley dies of lung cancer at age 71

Jun 27, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

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Influential player agent Don Baizley has passed away.

The long-time agent of players like Teemu Selanne and Peter Forsberg succumbed to non-smoker’s lung cancer and leaves behind a powerful legacy as an agent in hockey.

As The Canadian Press’ Stephen Whyno notes, Baizley was an influential figure in helping end the 2004-2005 NHL lockout and his client list is extensive after 30 years of work. Selanne, Forsberg, Joe Sakic, Saku Koivu, and Jari Kurri among them. As a native of Winnipeg, he was also a member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

Agent Allan Walsh commented on Baizley’s passing via Twitter.

  1. desertfan - Jun 27, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Great guy!!

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