Edmonton lost a sports legend on Monday: Joey Moss, the city’s professional hockey and football landscape, died. He was 57 years old.
Born with Down Syndrome, Moss has worked in the locker rooms of both the NHL Oilers and the CFL club Edmonton Football since the mid-1980s. 2015 He was included in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.
Wayne Gretzky, who in 1984-1985 The season was introduced by Moss Oilers, confirming Moss’s death Facebook.
“Janet and I are very saddened to learn of Joey Moss’s death. Joey was not only a facility in Edmonton’s locker room, but also a man I truly considered a friend – a friendship that lasted more than 35 years.
Joey was not only the spirit of our team, but also of the spirit of our community. We will miss Joey, and you will always live through all the memories you have given so many people. Our thoughts revolve around all of Joey’s loved ones.
Joey, once Euler, always Euler – you will always be him. “
Moss, whose work with the Oilers has long surpassed Gretzky, has become a key representative of the Oilers believers, not only because of the hard work, but also because of the spiritual handover of O Canada. 2003 He received the NHL Alumni Association’s Seventh Man Award, which was given for exceptional behind-the-scenes service in the league.
Moss also had a fresco given to him by the Edmonton football team – then the Eskimos – in 2008.
His death caused an effective flow of memories on social networks:
The # Oils the organization is very sad about the past of our dear friend and colleague, the legendary Joey Mosso.
Once oil, always oil.
RIP, Joey. 🧡💙 pic.twitter.com/KJSkN9oO9W
– Edmonton Oilers (@ EdmontonOilers) 2020 October 27
The best man I’ve ever met. I have so many great memories of the time we spent together and I cherish each of them. A true legend. Rest in peace, Joey. pic.twitter.com/mIdZUKvSdl
– Sam Winning (@ 89SGagner) 2020 October 27
There was nothing better than getting off the ice after a huge victory for Joey Moss five on the bench. His energy and passion for the game was contagious and made him want to come to the rink every day. He really was a legend and he will be sorely missed. #RIPJoeyMoss #Legends pic.twitter.com/CBpiuwyyCX
– Cam Talbot (@ ctalbot33) 2020 October 27
Joey Moss has become as identified with the Oilers as his friends Wayne, Mess and Sparky. He made a special day every day at the Colosseum.
It has always made you feel good in life. He was a special man.
– John Shannon (@JShannonhl) 2020 October 27
Sad to hear about the loss of Joey Moss. He made the world a better place! Thoughts and prayers arise for his loved ones and the city of Edmonton.
– Ryan Strome (@ strome18) 2020 October 27
My deepest condolences to the Moss family, as well as to the Eskimos and Alytus residents for Joey Moss’s past. The national anthems at the Oiler Games will never be the same if Joey doesn’t sing his heart next to the Oiler bench.
– Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) 2020 October 27
A little numb and terribly saddened by the knowledge … but #yeg legend Joey Moss died at the age of 57. You don’t even know where to start … but sympathy for all the moss, Eskimo, and oil families. He left a wonderful legacy and he will be greatly missed. #RIPJoeyMoss pic.twitter.com/GvyeqTFjiB
– Bryn Griffiths (@BrynMightyMouth) 2020 October 26
Scary news when you hear Joey Moss. He will be forever remembered by all who have had the opportunity to spend some time with him.
– Ryan Whitney (@ ryanwhitney6) 2020 October 27
It’s a shame to hear that legendary Oilers and Eskimo figure, Joey Moss. My sincere condolences to the entire Moss family, to those who worked with him, the Oilers and Eskimos, and to all the people Joey touched. He was an unreal man. The joy of meeting.
– Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) 2020 October 26
I enjoyed every minute of Oiler’s coverage in 97-98 … one year in Edmonton. It’s never boring during that season. Joey Moss has always been a big part of the Euler family. There will be many tears of all privileged to be near him. RIP.
– Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) 2020 October 27