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Former Sabres coach and general manager John Muckler passes away

John Muckler, the coach and general manager of the Buffalo Sabres during triumphant and chaotic times in the 1990s, died late Monday at age 86.

Muckler’s death was announced in a tweet and news release by the Edmonton Oilers, for whom he worked from 1981-1991, and no cause of death was given. Muckler was part of five Stanley Cup teams in Edmonton, as an associate coach under Glen Sather and then as a head coach in 1990.

The Oilers won that title in a five-game final series against the Boston Bruins to claim an unlikely championship nearly two years after Wayne Gretzky was traded to Los Angeles.

STATEMENT FROM THE BUFFALO SABRES:

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