London Knights heart Abakar Kazbekov died on Saturday, based on an announcement from the Ontario Hockey League. He was 18. The league and the Knights haven’t launched any particulars on how Kazbekov died, however CTV News reported that he fell to his demise from a downtown London, Ont. residence constructing.
According to the CTV News report, the Major Crime Section is investigating Kazbekov’s demise after his physique was discovered on the sidewalk outdoors of the constructing.
The Russian-born heart performed on Friday in London’s 5-2 win over the Owen Sound Attack. Following the announcement of his demise, the OHL postponed Saturday’s recreation between the Knights and the Flint Firebirds. In addition, video games between the Erie Otters and Saginaw Spirit and the Kingston Frontenacs and Petersborough Petes have been additionally postponed to permit gamers that knew Kazbekov to grieve.
“The Ontario Hockey League and the London Knights are saddened to announce the sudden passing of participant Abakar Kazbekov,” the crew wrote within the assertion. “Abakar has been a valued member of the crew since 2021. Our ideas are together with his household, pals and teammates.”
In 12 video games this season, Kazbekov had registered one help for the Knights. He was chosen with the No. 1 decide within the OHL’s 2021 Under-18 Priority Selection Draft in 2021.
Kazkekov performed within the Russian Under-18 and Under-16 leagues previous to becoming a member of the OHL in 2021.
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