Red Wings executive Jim Devellano undergoes brain surgery
DETROIT (AP) Detroit Red Wings senior vice president Jim Devellano has had surgery to remove a non-cancerous brain tumor.
The surgery was Monday and the Red Wings say it was successful, adding Devellano is resting comfortably in a hospital and is expected to have a full and speedy recovery.
The 76-year-old executive is in his 38th season with the franchise and 53rd season in the NHL.
He helped the Red Wings win four Stanley Cups after playing a part in the New York Islanders winning three NHL titles.
Devellano was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010 as a builder.
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Updated October 14, 2019