Oilers' longtime locker room attendant, Joey Moss, dies at 57
The Edmonton Oilers lost a beloved member of their family Monday, as legendary locker room attendant Joey Moss died at age 57.
"Joey was a remarkable person who taught us to love, laugh, and enjoy life always," his family said in a statement. "While Joey is most recognized as the dressing room attendant for the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Football Team, and singing the national anthem; Joey is also remembered for his incredible dance moves and putting a smile on your face when you are feeling down."
Moss, who was born with Down syndrome, had been working with the Oilers since 1984 when Wayne Gretzky asked the team to hire him. Gretzky was dating Moss' sister at the time.
He was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to both the Oilers and Edmonton Football Team.
Many people whose lives were impacted by Moss shared their condolences and heartfelt messages on social media late Monday.
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