15/01/1968 Masterton dies as a result of injuries suffered during a game
Hockey History - The Bill Masterton Story
1968 01 13 Bill Masterton fatal injury
William John Masterton was a Canadian–American professional ice hockey center who played in the NHL for the Minnesota North Stars in 1967–68. He is the only player in NHL history to die as a direct result of injuries suffered during a game, the result of massive head injuries suffered following a hit during a contest against the Oakland Seals.