Duchesne collapses, dies at 44

Updated: April 16, 2007, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

QUEBEC -- Gaetan Duchesne, who played in the NHL for 14 seasons and helped the Minnesota North Stars reach the 1991 Stanley Cup final, died while training at a gym Monday. He was 44.

Duchesne collapsed and could not be resuscitated, said his former junior team, the Quebec Remparts. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Duchesne played for five NHL teams -- Washington, Quebec, Minnesota, San Jose and Florida -- and retired after the 1994-95 season. The forward appeared ...

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