World News – CA – Beloved Edmonton sports figure Joey Moss dies at 57 – TSNCalifornia


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Longtime locker room keeper and much loved Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton football team Joey Moss died on Monday at the age of 57

Moss, born with Down syndrome, had been an integral part of Edmonton’s sports community since 1984, when Wayne Gretzky urged the Oilers to hire him to work in their locker room

He joined the then-Eskimos two years later and worked for both teams for decades

« Janet & I am saddened to learn of the passing of Joey Moss, » Gretzky said in a statement on Twitter Monday evening “Not only was Joey in the locker room in Edmonton, but he was someone I really considered a friend. We will miss you Joey and you will always live through our memories Our hearts are with Joey’s loved ones « 

In 2003, Moss received the National Hockey League Alumni Association’s Seventh Man Award, which is given to someone whose « behind-the-scenes efforts make a difference in the lives of others »

In 2012 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and three years later was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

« The entire Edmonton football team is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Joey Moss We offer our sincere condolences to the Moss family

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

Additionally, 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 for having known him He touched us all « 

Edmonton Oilers, Joey Moss, National Hockey League, Wayne Gretzky

World News – CA – Beloved Edmonton sports figure Joey Moss dies at 57 years – TSNCalifornia



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