Wally Grant, a three-time All-American and a member of Michigan's hockey first national championship team in 1948, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86.
Grant, a left wing, had 63 goals and 83 assists in four seasons at Michigan, during which time the Wolverines were 80-15-4. In the 1948 national championship game, Grant scored the game-winning goal at 1:30 of the third period to help the Wolverines defeat Dartmouth, 8-4.
Grant, a native of Eveleth, Minnesota, graduated from Michigan's business school in 1950 and worked for General Motors until his retirement in 1987. He was inducted in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1994.
"Wally and I became good friends in 1984 when I came back to coach the team," UM coach Red Berenson said. "You just can't say enough about his contributions to Michigan. We're all going to miss him."
A memorial service will be in December; details are pending.