The hockey world mourns the loss of Detroit icon Mike Ilitch

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By @StefanKubus –

The world lost a legendary figure Friday evening, as it was announced that Mike Ilitch had passed away.

The longtime dedicated owner of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers and a youth hockey advocate in Michigan was 87 years old.

Whether it was current Red Wings players, those who played for him in the past, Michigan youth hockey alumni or even the countless organizations he impacted, the hockey world paid its respects for Ilitch on social media following the news.


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