The Bridgeport Sound Tigers organization suffered a great loss this weekend when Team Doctor Kenneth Dressler lost his courageous battle with cancer this past Saturday.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Dr. Dressler," said Sound Tigers President Howard Saffan. "Dr. Dressler was an integral part of this team's medical staff since it's inception. His impact and service to this community went well beyond our hockey team. Ken was one of the most well-known and well-respected physicians in the area and will truly be missed."

Dr. Dressler, 52, was on the active staff at St. Vincent's Medical Center where he served as Chief of Hematology/Oncology since 2007. Dr. Dressler was also a member of the private practice Medical Specialists of Fairfield since 1998.

A clear indication of his work and respect from his peers, Dr. Dressler was named the 2012 Physician of the Year at St. Vincent's after he received a record-breaking 19 nominations from fellow physicians, nurses, staff members and patients. In addition to his work with the Sound Tigers, Dr. Dressler was also an avid hockey player and fan himself. He is survived by his wife Nancy, son Andrew, daughters Danielle and Jillian, and beloved dog Max.