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Steve Atkinson
Birth: Oct. 16, 1948
Death: May 6, 2003

Professional Hockey Player. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Atkinson played the position of Right Wing for teams in the NHL, WHA, NAHL, OHASR, AHL, CHL, and OHA hockey leagues. At 6'00, and 172lbs, he played for the Niagara Falls Flyers from 1964 to 1968, Boston Bruins from 1968 to 1969, Oklahoma City Blazers from 1968 to 1969, Buffalo Sabres from 1970 to 1974, Washington Capitals from 1974 to 1975, Richmond Robins from 1974 to 1975, Toronto Toros from 1975 to 1976, Buffalo Norsemen from 1975 to 1976, Brantford Foresters from 1976 to 1978, and the Eries Blades from 1976 to 1977. Atkinson was selected by the Detroit Red Wings round 1 #6 overall in the 1966 NHL Entry Draft and was chosen Rookie of the Year for 1968 to 1969. He retired from hockey in 1978. Atkinson passed away from a heart attack in May 2003 at the age of 54. 

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Niagara Falls
Niagara Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: May 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7420493
Steve Atkinson
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- Florida Boy 64
 Added: Oct. 16, 2014
Remember you from the Niagara Falls Flyers in 68 with Tom Webster winning the Memorial Cup, rest in peace Atch, we played golf together a few times.
- wayne
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: May. 6, 2014
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