Wednesday morning, The Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott reported that former Caps Coach Ron Wilson suffered a stroke. According to several of Wilson’s friends, the 61-year-old, who now lives in South Carolina, is currently in rehabilitation.
Former Ducks and US national team coach Ron Wilson had a stroke and is in rehab, according to several of his friends.
— Helene Elliott (@helenenothelen) December 14, 2016
Over 18 years as a head coach, Wilson compiled a 648-561-91 record. In his first year as the bench boss for the Washington Capitals, Wilson led the team to its first Stanley Cup Final appearance in 1998. The Caps would go on to be swept by the defending champion Detroit Red Wings.
During his time in DC, Wilson was popular with fans. Get well soon, Coach.
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