Details are few at the present time, but Windsor Spitfires Captain Mickey Renaud passed away this afternoon at the age of 19.
(Photo from 2006)
Hometown: Tecumseh, ON
Birth Date: October 5, 1988
NHL Status: 5th round selection, 143rd overall by Calgary Flames in 2007
Acquired: Spitfiresâ€™ 7th round selection, 127th overall in 2004
Spitfires Regretfully Announce the Passing of Team Captain Mickey Renaud
February, 18, 2008
â€œWindsor Spitfire Captain Mickey Renaud suddenly collapsed at his Tecumseh home and was transported to Windsor Regional Hospital with absent vital signs. All attempts were made at resuscitation and were unsuccessful at the emergency room,â€ commented Windsor Spitfires Team Physican Dr. Roy Diklich.
â€œThis is the biggest tragedy in Spitfire history. Words alone cannot describe our pain at this time,â€ said Windsor Spitfires Vice-President and General Manager Warren Rychel.
â€œOur thoughts and prayers are with the Renaud family during this most difficult time,â€ commented Windsor Spitfires President and Head Coach Bob Boughner.