Statue honouring life of Indigenous NHLer Fred Sasakamoose unveiled in Saskatoon – Globalnews.ca

Statue honouring life of Indigenous NHLer Fred Sasakamoose unveiled in Saskatoon – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202225 Views

May 18, 2022

A statue honouring one of the first Indigenous players in the NHL, Fred Sasakamoose was unveiled in Saskatoon on Wednesday.

May 18 has been officially proclaimed a day to honour his legacy.

Sasakamoose was an elder from Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation and played for the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1953-54 NHL season.

Read more: Family celebrates his legacy on anniversary of Fred Sasakamoose’s death

Sasakamoose died at age 86 in November 2020 in Prince Albert, Sask., due to complications from COVID-19.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8846776/fred-sasakamoose-statue-saskatoon-sasktel-centre/

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