It was shocking to hear the news when for NHL defenseman Steve Montador passed away Sunday, especially because he was just 35-years old. Those around the NHL did his part in telling his story on Twitter Sunday. Here are some of the best:
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) February 16, 2015
So saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Montador… Spent parts of 3 summers training with him under @bodybyobrien . RIP Monty
— Matt Duchene (@Matt9Duchene) February 15, 2015
RIP Steve Montador. Monty laughed a lot and made the rink a fun place. So sad. Just spent some time with him this summer. — Ryan Miller (@RyanMiller3039) February 15, 2015
It’s a tough new world when you learn of the death of a friend via Twitter. Rest in peace Monty. The hockey world lost another great person. — Jay McKee (@JayMcKee74) February 15, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Steve Montador this afternoon.
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) February 15, 2015
The Canes echo all of the hockey world in mourning the loss of Steve Montador. A worthy adversary, gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/89bCKWUY2D
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) February 15, 2015
Terrible news to read about the death of 35 year old former NHL player Steve Montador. Too young. Rest in peace. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) February 15, 2015
Our heart goes out to the family and friends of Steve Montador. Please keep them in your thoughts today. Rest in peace.
— AHL (@TheAHL) February 15, 2015
1/3 So sad to hear of Steve Montador’s death. We signed him in Calgary & he was a determined person. Big part of 2001 AHL Championship…
— Craig Button (@CraigJButton) February 15, 2015
2/3 .he was a rookie but contributed so much. He made his way to NHL because of drive & understanding how to best contribute. Magic in ’04.. — Craig Button (@CraigJButton) February 15, 2015
3/3 …Steve made contributions off ice to NHLPA & there isn’t words to describe how sad I feel at a life over far too early. RIP Monty. — Craig Button (@CraigJButton) February 15, 2015
I am sick to my stomach right now to learn of the death of former Sabres D Steve Montador. He was 35 years young
— SabresBuzz (@SabresBuzz) February 15, 2015
Terrible news about Steve Montador. Talked openly and candidly about the difficulties he had with concussions and depression in 2013.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) February 15, 2015
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