Minnesota hockey legend Henry Boucha dies at 72

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Henry Boucha, the Warroad hockey hero of the 1969 Minnesota State Tournament passed away at 72 years old  on Monday.

Boucha was taken in the 2nd round of the 1971 NHL draft by the Detroit Red Wings, and made his debut for them in the 1972-73 season, recording 14 goals and 14 assists.

Boucha’s trademark was his headband, as it became an iconic symbol that people recognized him for.

While he was an excellent player on the ice, he was an even better man, fighting for causes on behalf of the Native American community.

Boucha will be severely missed in the hockey community.