RIP, Börje.

We’re forever grateful for our opportunity earlier this month to say thank you and show our love for you one last time. Rest in Peace.

Brendan Shanahan’s statement on the passing of Börje Salming

The Toronto Maple Leafs mourn the loss of Börje Salming. Börje was a pioneer of the game and an icon with an unbreakable spirit and unquestioned toughness. He helped open the door for Europeans in the NHL and defined himself through his play on the ice and through his contributions in the community.

Börje joined the Maple Leafs 50 years ago and will forever be a part of our hockey family. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Pia, his children Theresa, Anders, Rasmus, Bianca, Lisa, and Sarah and brother Stieg.