OTTAWA, Ont. – Hockey Canada president and chief executive officer Tom Renney today released the following statement on the passing of Jean Béliveau.
“Mr. Béliveau embodied all that is right in a Canadian athlete, and with his passing we are reminded with great pride how he represented both hockey and Canada,” said Tom Renney, president and CEO of Hockey Canada. “He will be missed. The way he connected fans to the experience on and off the ice may go unmatched for years to come . He represented the zenith of competitiveness , sportsmanship and leadership like no one before or since. We send our condolences to the Béliveau family at this difficult time.”