Barry Melrose, longtime hockey analyst and former NHL coach, retiring from TV role after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Longtime hockey analyst and former NHL head coach Barry Melrose has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and is retiring from his television role at ESPN, he announced Tuesday.
“I’ve had over 50 extraordinary years playing, coaching and analyzing the world’s greatest game, hockey. It’s now time to hang up my skates and focus on my health, my family, including my supportive wife Cindy and whatever comes next,” Melrose said in a statement.
“I’m beyond grateful for my hockey career, and to have called ESPN home for almost 30 years. Thanks for the…

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