The Ottawa 67’s, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) have all referred to the loss of hockey player Lance Galbraith as “devastating.”
On Friday, April 15, Galbraith was killed in a car accident in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
His age was 42.
The OHL explained that Galbraith was “a larger than life competitor who was a fan favorite in Ottawa over the course of his five seasons” and that he was killed in a single-vehicle crash just 200 meters from the lane to the property he lived on, which belonged to former 67 and best friend Zenon Konopka, his wife, and four children.
Galbraith was a significant contributor to the 67’s winning the Memorial Cup in 1999 and the J.R. Robertson Cup in 2001 during his five years with the Barber Poles.
The 67’s selected Galbraith in the third round back in 1996, and he ended up scoring 209 points for the team.
Over the course of 297 regular season games, he accumulated 960 penalty minutes, an NHL record.
According to former owner Jeff Hunt, “he might have been one of the most successful 67’s in history for what he did for the franchise.” He’d give you the last dollar he had or the shirt off his back. In my 22 years of working with them, I would say he was the most well-liked.
Galbraith went on to play professional hockey for ten years in the United States. He was a big reason why the Idaho Steelheads of the Eastern Conference Hockey League won the Kelly Cup in 2004 and 2007.
Who was Lance Galbraith?
Lance Galbraith was a Canadian professional right winger who passed away on April 15, 2022. Galbraith, who passed away on Friday, was such a character that he infuriated Bret Hart during the 1998-1999 Memorial Cup in Ottawa. In a preliminary round match, Galbraith knocked out Brad Stuart, the Calgary Hitmen’s best player. Despite Stuart’s injury in the stands, the 67s won the championship game in overtime, 7-6. Galbraith was the team’s all-time leader in games played with 297, and he never missed a shift. He was a member of the Central Hockey League’s Wichita Thunder.
Lance Galbraith’s net worth
Lance, a successful, 1991-born hockey player, is profiled on Buzzlearn.com. He is also one of the wealthiest citizens in Canada. His net worth was between $2 to $3 million.