February 5, 1971|
|Died||July 17, 1996
Long Island, New York,
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||Ducs d'Angers|
Breistroff was born in Roubaix, France. A graduate in anthropology from Harvard University, he died at 25 in the crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island, New York. He was playing professional ice hockey for French league team Ducs d'Angers at the time of his death. He also played with the France national team during the 1996 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships in Vienna.
As a passenger on TWA Flight 800, he was killed when the plane exploded shortly after takeoff in 1996. His then-fiancee, Heidi Snow, subsequently created AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services ("ACCESS"), an American nonprofit support group, based in New York City, which helps surviving family members of aircraft crash victims.
- Michel Breistroff career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Michel Breistroff profile at Eurohockey.com
- Necrology on Time.com
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