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Gino Odjick Kids With His Wife: Meet Tobias Commanda And Bure Odjick

Former Canadian ice hockey player Gino Odjick was the Father of eight kids. He passed away on January 15, 2023, from a heart attack.

Odjick was a left winger who played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with various teams.

He was nicknamed “Algonquin Assassin” due to his Algonquin heritage and his role as an enforcer.

Gino announced in June 2014 that he was diagnosed with a rare terminal disease, AL amyloidosis. 

Doctors told him that he did not have long to live, maybe just months. But the fighter battled the disease for almost nine years before he succumbed to a heart attack.

Who Are Gino Odjick Kids?

Canadian ice hockey legend Gino Odjick had eight kids, including Tobias Commanda Odjick and Bure Odjick. 

There is not much information about all of Gino’s kids. However, it is reported that he had relationships with different women, which resulted in eight children.

His eight children are Ashley Ann Odjick, Russ Decourcie, Patrick Sebastien, Wawatie Joey Odjick, Chynna Odjick, Bure Odjick, Tobias Commanda-Odjick, and Rose Odjick.

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Gino Odjick with his son, Bure Odjick, and grandson. (Source: Facebook)

Many of Gino’s children have already married and are the parents of several kids. So Gino was a proud grandfather.

The Odjick family has always been very close to ice hockey. Tobias Commanda-Odjick is a professional ice hockey player.

He plays for Danbury Hat Tricks, a professional ice hockey team based in Danbury, Connecticut, in the Federal Prospects Hockey League.

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Gino Odjick Parents And Siblings

Gino Odjick was born to Joe and Giselle Odjick in the Algonquin reserve of Kitigan Zibi in Maniwaki, Quebec, on September 7, 1970.

His father, Joe, born in 1939, was the son of Basil and Marie-Antoniette Marchand.

Basil was a trapper and a fishing guide killed in 1944 in France during the Second World War. Marie-Antoniette Marchand was of French ancestry.

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Gino Odjick with his mother and sisters. (Source: Twitter)

Joe studied at a residential school in Spanish, Ontario, and was given the number 29 as his registration number, which his son Gino used during his playing career.

Gino’s mother, Giselle, passed away in September 2021 after battling a health issue for a long time. His father, Joe, has also already passed away.

The ice hockey legend was one of six children (and the only son) born to his parents, Joe and Giselle.

His elder sisters are Debbie, Shelly, and Judy, whereas his younger sisters are Janique and Dina, who announced his death on her Facebook.

Joe and Giselle were very kind-hearted people who were known to have raised at least 32 foster children.

Gino was originally named Wayne, but his name soon changed as the Odjicks discovered another Wayne on the reserve.

Looking Back At Gino Odjick Ice Hockey Career

From an early age, Gino started playing hockey in a team managed by his Father, Joe. Then, until he was 15, he stayed with local teams often coached by his Father. 

He almost quit the sports but decided to give tryouts at Hawkesbury Hawks, a Tier II junior team from Ontario.

He was nicknamed “the Algonquin Assassin” during his time with the Hawks for his heritage and skills as a fighter.

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Gino Odjick was a Canadian ice hockey legend. (Source: Daily Hive)

In his 12 professional years, Gino played for teams such as Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, and Montreal Canadiens.

Gino was an influential figure for the indigenous people of Canada. He was proud of his heritage and worked to promote the people of his origin.

Significantly, he was a legend in Vancouver, as Canucks fans considered him one of the greatest players.

Canucks’ vice president of operations, Stan Smyl, Gino’s former teammate, said that Gino was one of the kindest human beings he had ever met.

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