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Former Rangers PR Man and Author John Halligan Passes Away

Metro HockeyCorrespondent IJanuary 21, 2010

The New York Rangers family lost a member today, as John Halligan passed away late last night from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was only 68 years old, way too young to go. John was with the Rangers' Public Relations department for more than twenty years and proved to be one of the nicest, classiest men in the business. He was also one of the most knowledgeable people when it came to Rangers hockey. This led to him co-author 100 Ranger Greats, which came out just last October, along with other must-reads including Game of my Life: New York Rangers, The New York Rangers: Images of Sports, and New York Rangers: Seventy Five Years.

His co-author, Russ Cohen, and I will be working on a tribute piece for John to be upcoming later in the week. Please keep an eye out for it. Russ and the other author, Adam Raider, would like to invite you to send any condolences to be passed along to John's wife Janet. You can send them to rangergreats@aol.com. Click here to read a reprinted article from 2007, which covered John's reception of the 2007 Lester Patrick Award.

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