Alex Trebek died of stage four pancreatic cancer on Sunday. The longtime Jeopardy host and hockey fan was 80.
According to NHL.com,the Sudbury, Ontario native first fell in love with the sport due to Gordie Howe. Trebek later changed his allegiances from the Detroit Red Wings to the Montreal Canadiens after Mr. Hockey retired.
“Alex was a passionate fan of our game and a true friend of our League,” Gary Bettman said in a statement. “He always said ‘yes’ when hockey called. We will miss him and send our condolences to his family and millions of friends and fans.”