London Knights middle Abakar Kazbekov has died on the age of 18, the group introduced on Saturday.
In a joint assertion from the Knights and the Ontario Hockey League, the group and the league prolonged their condolences to Kazbekov’s household and pals. They additionally introduced that the Knights’ recreation towards the Flint Firebirds on Saturday evening has been postponed.
“The Ontario Hockey League and the London Knights are saddened to announce the sudden passing of participant Abakar Kazbekov,” the Knights and the OHL mentioned in a press release.
“Abakar has been a valued member of the group since 2021. Our ideas are along with his household, pals and teammates.
“Tonight’s recreation in London between the London Knights and Flint Firebirds has been postponed.”
Kazbekov performed within the Knights’ 5-2 win over the Owen Sound Attack on Friday evening, and his dying occurred in downtown London, in accordance with a report from The London Free Press. Police have been referred to as to an intersection outdoors the Azure Condominiums round 8:00 a.m. after a physique was discovered at that location.
Police closed the intersection to research the scene, and foul play just isn’t suspected in Kazbekov’s dying.
Kazbekov was a first-round choose by the Knights within the 2021 under-18 draft and spent the final two years with the group. In 21 video games with the Knights, Kazbekov recorded one objective and one help.