Former NHL player, coach Webster dies

Tom Webster, a former NHL player, coach and longtime scout, died Friday at the age of 71, the league announced.A cause of death was not announced for Webster.Webster, a forward, recorded 75 points (33 goals, 42 assists) in 102 career games with the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings and California Golden Seals. He then jumped to the upstart World Hockey Association for its inaugural season in 1972.Webster collected 53 goals and 50 assists during the first of his six seasons with the New England Whalers, helping the WHA club win the Avco Cup. In total, Webster had 220 goals and 205 assists in 352 career games with the Whalers before playing one final NHL contest with the Red Wings in the 1979-80 season.Webster then turned his attention to coaching, including a stint with the Adirondack Red Wings in which he guided the American Hockey League club to the Calder Cup.

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