By Doug Harrison, SBC Sports, June 29, 2017
Winnipeg native one of the more feared fighters in NHL history
Former Oilers enforcer Dave Semenko, best known as Wayne Gretzky’s bodyguard on the ice, died of cancer Thursday morning in Edmonton. He was 59.
The Winnipeg native had it all in the early 1980s, playing on the left side of the Oilers’ top line with stars Jari Kurri and Gretzky and winning two Stanley Cups.
“It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Oilers legend Dave Semenko after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.