Former St. Louis Blues general manager Ron Caron died Monday night in Montreal. He was 82.
Caron's death came one day before the Blues were set to face the Montreal Canadiens, for whom Caron served as an assistant GM during the 1970s.
He was named general manager in 1983 and spent 11 seasons with St. Louis. Caron was best known for a blockbuster deal that brought Brett Hull to St. Louis from Calgary.
Hull scored 527 goals as a member of the Blues, which remains No. 1 all time with the franchise.
Nicknamed "The Professor" for an amazing hockey memory, Caron retired in 1994 but returned to St. Louis as the GM in 1996-97.
Caron also was an assistant GM when Montreal won six Stanley Cups during the 1970s.