Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss dies at 57 – Edmonton

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Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss has passed away aged 57, Global News has learned.Moss has been a beloved member of the Edmonton Oilers for decades. He became the locker room keeper for the NHL team in 1984, after being recommended by The Great One himself – Wayne Gretzky. The two met when Gretzky was only 20 years old. He was dating Moss’ sister at the time.

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Moss, who was born with Down syndrome, joined the Edmonton football team two years later.










Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss dies at 57


Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss dies at 57

Over the years, he has captured the hearts of those in Edmonton and beyond, especially for his enthusiastic participation in the national anthem before the start of every game.

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Edmonton Oilers Joey Moss sings the national anthem ahead of Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the San Jose Sharks on April 20, 2017 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonton Oilers Joey Moss sings the national anthem ahead of Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the San Jose Sharks on April 20, 2017 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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Moss has accumulated many accolades in Edmonton over the years.

In 2003, he received the NHL Alumni Association’s Seventh Man Award, which is given to NHL members “whose behind-the-scenes efforts make a difference in the lives of others.

In 2007, he accepted the then Mayor Stephen Mandel’s Award in recognition of the Oilers’ commitment to people with disabilities.

In 2015, he was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame to honor his contribution and dedication to the Oilers and the CFL Edmonton club. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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Moss is also the namesake behind “Joey’s Home,” an assisted living home for people with developmental disabilities overseen by the Winnifred Stewart Association.

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