World News – CA – Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss dies at 57

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Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss has died aged 57, Global News has learned

Moss has been a beloved member of the Edmonton Oilers for decades He became the locker room keeper for the NHL team in 1984, after being recommended by The Great One himself – Wayne Gretzky Les two met when Gretzky was only 20 He was dating Moss’s sister at the time

« We have all been fortunate enough to be a part of his life for many years, » Gretzky said in a statement on behalf of all the players who met Moss

« His love for life has always brought a smile to everyone who met him. Whether it was a pre-workout coffee or a big hug after a great win or a tough loss, he would put life in perspective

In a statement, the Moss family said Joey passed away peacefully on Monday with his family by his side

The Oilers released a statement saying the entire organization mourns the loss of « dear friend and colleague, the legendary Joey Moss »

The #Oilers organization is extremely saddened by the death of our dear friend &, the legendary Joey Moss

The Winnifred Stewart Association, in which Moss and his family had been involved for many years, shared a statement from his family

« It is with deep sadness that the family announce the passing of Joey Moss Joey passed away peacefully in October 26 at the age of 57 with his family by his side

“While Joey is best known as the locker room attendant for the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton football team, and sings the national anthem; Joey is also remembered for his incredible dance moves and for putting a smile on your face when you’re feeling down

« Joey’s 35-year tenure with the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton football team demonstrates his dedication and loyalty to the jobs he loved. His strong work ethic and contributions have been recognized as he has received an NHL All-Star Award, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award and was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, to name a few

« We would like to thank the city of Edmonton and everyone who supported and hugged Joey

“We hope that Joey’s legacy continues through the Edmonton Oilers, the Edmonton football team and all professional sports clubs and workplaces as we continue to recognize the contributions of people with intellectual disabilities in our society, as full members of the workforce « 

The Association and the Winnifred Stewart Foundation say Moss has touched the hearts of many

« Joey has been an inspiration to many and was an ambassador for people with intellectual disabilities This loss will be felt far and wide, and we are so grateful for the time we spent with him

« Our deepest condolences go out to Joey’s family, friends and all of Edmonton at this difficult time »

In a post on its website, the Edmonton football team organization paid tribute to Moss and said they were deeply saddened to learn of his passing

« Edmonton lost a hero today Joey’s courage, humor, strength, work ethic and perseverance in our locker rooms and in our community have left indelible impressions that will live with us all

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« Plus, Joey was loved by everyone in our province, our country and beyond no matter who they were. He was a symbol of what true teamwork is and we are all better to have known him

The entire EE Football Team organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joey Moss Edmonton lost a hero today Joey’s courage, humor, strength, work ethic imageTwittercom / 8ATs8ckQMS

Over the years he has captured the hearts of residents of Edmonton and beyond, especially for his enthusiastic participation in the national anthem before the start of every game.

The team said that although he worked behind the scenes with the Edmonton Oilers training staff, Joey Moss was one of the organization’s best known and loved members.

In 2003, he received the NHL Alumni Association’s Seventh Man Award, which recognizes NHL members « whose behind-the-scenes efforts make a difference in the lives of others »

In 2007, he accepted the then Mayor Stephen Mandel’s Award in recognition of the Oilers’ commitment to people with disabilities

In 2015, he was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame to honor his contributions and dedication to the Oilers and CFL Edmonton club In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Moss is also the namesake of « Joey’s Home », an assisted living home for people with intellectual disabilities supervised by the Winnifred Stewart Association

Privileged to have shared the same locker room as legend Joey Moss Sad to hear of his passing Absolute beauty Keep calm Joey 😔

Really lucky to have called Joey a friend A larger than life character who made everyone he met have a happier and better day Win or lose Joey was always there for you what a phenomenal race Hi Joe! imageTwittercom / e63tBg1gpD

I was fortunate enough to spend 5 years around Joey Moss in Edmonton He made me a better person every day Rough day for CFL losing two legends 😪

Edmonton has lost a legend We have lost a family member I love Joey like a brother I am devastated I will never forget the impact he had on me and I will be forever grateful that he has played such an important role in our lives Tomorrow I’ll share more but tonight I’m going to raise a beer and a toast to JoeTwittercom’s photo / Vx0wb8akTr

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World News – California – Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss dies at 57



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