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Ex-Lightning coach Demers makes first public appearance since stroke

Former Lightning coach and general manager Jacques Demers made his first public appearance since having a stroke in April at the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony Wednesday night.

Demers, 73, was inducted as a coach. He won the 1993 Stanley Cup with the Canadiens and was twice voted coach of the year in his 14-year NHL career.

He was with the Lightning from 1997-99, when he was fired.

Demers can speak only a few words and has paralysis on his right side. His brother Michel spoke on his behalf at the induction.

Ex-Lightning coach Demers makes first public appearance since stroke 09/29/16 [Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:05pm]
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