Byron Brad McCrimmon was born March 29, 1959.

McCrimmon spent 18 seasons as an NHL defenseman for six teams. He helped Calgary win the 1989 Stanley Cup.

He was a respected NHL assistant coach, and then took a head coaching job with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in Russia in 2011. But before he was able to coach a regular-season game, McCrimmon was killed when the team plane crashed.

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