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Mike Sullivan’s father George has passed away at age 81

Mike Sullivan’s father George passed away today at the age of 81, the team announced.

Assistant coach Jacques Martin will take over the day-to-day duties with the team in Mike’s absence to mourn the passing of his father.

The Penguins second Stanley Cup run during the Sullivan era in 2017 gave a glimpse of the relationship between Mike and his father where there was a segment on the Showtime Stanley Cup series of the two playing cards and smoking cigars following the Penguins Game 1 win over the Predators.

Sullivan had often talked of the great relationship the two had.

— Our condolences to Mike and his family —

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