Northrup Knox

Age: 69

with the help of his brother Seymour, brought the Sabres to Buffalo when the NHL expanded in 1969; served as Sabres chairman after his brother's death from cancer in 1996, and held the position until stepping aside in the spring of 1998 when the team was sold; after a lengthy illness

Died: East Aurora, N.Y., July 23, 1998

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