Sean Monahan is skating with a heavy heart.
The Calgary Flames rookie is mourning the loss of former minor hockey teammate Terry Trafford, a member of the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit who was missing for more than a week before Tuesday’s tragic news that his body had been found.
“It’s a loss of words when you hear that kind of news,” Monahan said after Wednesday’s morning skate at the Saddledome.
“He was a good kid. Obviously, I don’t know the full story about what happened, but to lose someone like that, it’s pretty heartbreaking.”
The hockey world has been shaken by the loss of Trafford, a 20-year-old centre who was suspended by the Spirit for violating team rules and was last seen March 3 leaving the home rink of the OHL squad.
Trafford’s body was found Tuesday in his truck in a parking lot in Saginaw, Mich. The cause of death has not been revealed.
Monahan and Trafford were teammates for two seasons with the AAA-level Mississauga Rebels.
More recently, they wou...