Reg Fleming

Canadian ice hockey player

Reginald Stephen Fleming (April 21, 1936 - July 11, 2009) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger that played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres organizations. He won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1960. He was known for his grit and team spirit and was also involved in a number of notorious incidents which gave him a reputation around the league as a tough customer and an intense competitor and earned him the nickname, "Reggie, The Ruffian". He died on July 11, 2009 in Arlington Heights, Illinois from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.) which made him the first hockey player to be tested for the disease, it had only been mainly associated with boxing and American football.

Reg Fleming
Reg Fleming in the penalty box at Madison Square Garden, circa 1965
Born (1936-04-21)April 21, 1936
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died July 11, 2009(2009-07-11) (aged 73)
Arlington Heights, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Black Hawks
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo Sabres
Chicago Cougars
Playing career 1956–1978

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