Skip to main content

Hockey Hall of Famer Jim Gregory in serious condition after heart attack

TORONTO - Hockey Hall of Famer Jim Gregory is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack in the NHL's Toronto office.

The league's senior vice-president of hockey operations had the heart attack on Thursday afternoon, according to nhl.com. He is in intensive care at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

The 73-year-old Gregory was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 2007 after spending more than five decades in professional hockey.

His first NHL job was as a scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He later served as the team's general manager from 1969 to 1979.

Since then, he's held various roles with the league - spending seven years as the director of central scouting before moving to the hockey operations department.

Gregory has also served as chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee since 1998.

TOP HEADLINES

The Hockey News

2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Outlook: Tampa Bay Lightning

We know better than to count out the Lightning even though they lost key veterans for the second straight summer due to a cap crunch. Here's a look at who remains.

Jake Sanderson
Play

NHL Rebuild Review: Ottawa Senators

Tony Ferrari does a deep dive into how the Senators went from the bottom of the standings to having one of the more promising young groups in the league today.

Jason Spezza and Kyle Dubas

Fischler Report: The Genius of Kyle Dubas

Stan Fischler takes a look at Vic Hadfield's diary's impact on the Canada 72 Summit Series, the genius of Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas, yays and boos, and everything in between.