NHL center who died from an on-ice hit, sparking legislation that required professional hockey players to wear helmets during games.
He played college hockey at the University of Denver.
The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy was named after him, an annual award given to a player who exemplifies perseverance and dedication.
He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Defenseman Bryan Berard won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2004.