Olympic bronze medallist Ken Broderick has died at the age of 74 ©Getty Images

Ken Broderick, goaltender for the Canadian team that won the Olympic bronze medal at Grenoble in 1968, has died at the age of 74, it has been announced.

The Toronto-born Broderick played for Canada in the 1965 and 1966 World Championships, winning a bronze medal in the latter.

He replaced Wayne Stephenson during Canada's match with the United States at Grenoble 1968 when his team were losing 2-1.

They went on to win the match 3-2 and Broderick retained his place for the matches against Czechoslovakia and Sweden, which Canada won 3-2 and 3-0. 

It helped Canada to a bronze medal in a tournament won by the Soviet Union and he was named in the all-star team. 

Broderick played 27 games in the National Hockey League and 73 in the World Hockey Association, a competition that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979

He played with the Minnesota North Stars, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, and Quebec Nordiques.

Broderick died followng a short illness.