Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Peter Zezel passes away at 44
The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost a favorite son as Peter Zezel passes away. The former Leaf has had a long battle with a rare blood disorder haemolytic anaemia in which the red blood cells are destroyed faster then they are replaced. Zezel was taken in the 2nd Round, 41st Overall by the Philadelphia Flyers and went on to play in 873 games in his NHL career in which 207 games where with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Zezel will always be remembered for his hard work and checking role a member of those two great back to back runs into the semi-finals in the early nineties with the Leafs. May he rest in peace.
Zezel's family has requested that instead of flowers, donations be made in Peter Zezel's name to the James Birrell Fund at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.