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Former Robert Morris coach Mark Workman honored by Golden Knights in pregame tribute

Matt Rosenberg
| Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 7:54 a.m.
Robert Morris hockey players all wore the same name on the back of their jerseys as a tribute to former assistant coach Mark Workman, who is battling cancer.
Jennifer Hoffman
Robert Morris hockey players all wore the same name on the back of their jerseys as a tribute to former assistant coach Mark Workman, who is battling cancer.

The Vegas Golden Knights honored scout and former Robert Morris associate coach Mark Workman before Thursday night's game against Edmonton.

Workman, who had been battling liver cancer, died Wednesday at age 47 near his home in Minnesota.

Workman was on Robert Morris coach Derek Schooley's staff from 2009-16, becoming an amateur scout for Vegas after that. He helped build the Vegas roster during the expansion draft last year.

Before his arrival at RMU, Workman was also an assistant at Brown and Minnesota-Duluth.

He had been working with Vegas this season when he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bile duct cancer that eventually spread to his lungs.

Robert Morris was planning to hold a moment of silence for Workman before its faceoff against Mercyhurst tonight at 7:05 at RMU Island Sports Center.

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