San Francisco 49er backup offensive lineman Thomas Herrion died after a preseason game in 2005. Minnesota Viking offensive lineman Corey Stringer died of heatstroke after a training camp practice in 2001. Prior to that St. Louis Cardinal tight end J.V. Cain died of a heart attack in traning camp in 1979 and Chuck Hughes, receiver for the Detroit Lions, died on the field of a heart attack during a game in 1971.
I could find no information concerning deaths in the NHL in the past 20 years. There was a 14 year old fan that lost her life due to complications from being hit in the head by a puck at a Columbus Blue Jackets game in 2002. in 1967, Bill Masterton of the Minnesota North Stars lost his life the day after hitting his head on the ice following a body check.
Maybe someone out there can give more information concerning NHL deaths. _____________________________________________________ Alexei Cherepanov Luc Bourdon DEATHS IN NHL --letsgopens _____________________________________________________ Bill Masterton is the ONLY player to have died as a direct result of an injury sustained during an NHL hockey game. In 1967 Masterton was coaxed out of retirement to play with the Minnesota North Stars during their inaugural season. He is credited with scoring the first goal in North Stars' history.
On January 13, 1968, early in a game against the Oakland Seals, Masterton was hit almost simultaneously by two of the Seal players and fell backwards hitting his head on the ice. Two days later he passed away from a massive hemorage. This event, more than any other, was the impetous for making NHL players wear helmets during games.
The Masterton trophy for dedication, sportsmanship, and perseverance is awarded annually by the NHL in his honor. His jersey number 19 was never again worn by any North Star player and was officially retired in 1987. After the team moved to Dallas, the retired number is still honored by the franchise.
In 2008, Richard Zednick was accidently slashed by a skate across his throat while playing for the Florida Panthers against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo. Although the injury was definitely life-threatening, quick action by Zednick to get off the ice and the trainers of both teams and local doctors prevented a tragic ending.
In 1989, ironically also in Buffalo, Clint Malarchuk also had his throat slashed by a skate while playing goal for the Sabres. Again, due to quick actions by those at the rink, Malarchuk's life was also saved after the accident. Both Malarchuk and Zednick returned to their teams and played again after recovering from their respective accidents.
In 2006, Rene Bourque was playing for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Columbus Blue Jackets and suffered an accident similar to Zednick's. However, luckily for Bourque, the injury was not as severe and apparently he was not in nearly as much danger as either Malarchuk or Zednick. Although the injury was undoubtedly very scary for Bourque at the time.
There are some who would credit Howie Morentz's death to an on-ice broken leg and the complications that resulted. However, the cause of death listed for Morentz was "pulmonary embolism". This may or may not have been indirectly caused by the broken leg and could also have been a result of the alchohol that was sneaked to Morentz by his friends while he was in the hospital.
Alexei Cherepanov died of heart failure while playing in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League league, not in the NHL. He had actually been revived and was on the way to the hospital when he passed out and due to a dead battery in a defribulator, was then unable to be revived. The actual reason for his death is still apparently being debated.
Luc Bourdon was killed while riding a brand new motorcycle he had purchased less than two weeks before the accident. He did not die as a result of a hockey incident.
There have been other incidents in other leagues and non-professionals that have been killed while playing hockey over the years, but the Masterton death is the only one in the NHL itself.
about 5, 1 death each years. but this is approximately
14 in the last 30 years
3 deaths in theclast 30 years Three tourists have died in the last 30 years.
over a thousand.
there have been close to 268 wars and the last 100 years
how many lives have been lost to volcanoes in the last 500 years
There are many forest fires that have happened in the last 10 years. There have been many thousands of fires.
There have been six leap years in the last 25.
about six thousand have been killed for the last 100 years
It has been reported that there had been 31 skydive deaths this year.
There have been 25 leap years since 1910.
there have been 12,000 deaths so far
Around 50 deaths. Some deaths had little to do with the sport itself and were the result of weather. The majority, however, were cardiac arrests and heart failures.
There have only been 12 deaths caused by large constricting snakes in 40 plus years of their history in captivity here in America. The number of dog, horse, livestock, and captive deer related deaths are in the HUNDREDS YEARLY as opposed to an accumulation of deaths over a period of many years.
Actually, in the last few years, only 3 have been found. Ummm.... lets say 2 in the last two years ;)
In the last 10 years 100,000,000 people have been killed by electricity in the world
none, marijuana isn't that bad for you. There have been -0- deaths from cannabis since its recorded use, around 5000 years.