The former star of the National Hockey League, former U.S. senator and one-time vice president of education at Rand Paul Institute for American Values died Tuesday.
He was 82.
Rand Paul, known as the “Rand Paul of the hockey world,” was a former player, broadcaster and former assistant coach for the Boston Bruins.
He played his first professional hockey game in 1966 with the Chicago Barons of the American Hockey League.
He also played on the Bruins championship team in 1969 and 1971.
He retired in 1978 and was an active member of the United States Hockey League from 1974 to 1981.
He served as a commissioner for the National Collegiate Hockey Association from 1977 to 1983.
In addition to his work with the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Rand Paul was a longtime educator who also had an interest in teaching and public education.
He taught at St. Louis University and at Brigham Young University in Utah.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Mary Jane; three children, Paul, his wife, Barbara and two grandchildren.
In recent years, he became an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s use of drones.
He said the U.A.E. was the greatest threat to U.