LATEST | Long-time RSL/KHL forward passes away suddenly at 44

Published June 15, 2023 at 11:45

We have some sad news to report on in the hockey world on Thursday as according to KHL club Amur Khabarovsk, long-time forward Dmitri Tarasov has passed away suddenly at the age of 44.

Note: the following is translated from Russian

"Yesterday in Khabarovsk, a pupil of the Khabarovsk 'Amur', the club's leader in the national championships in terms of the number of matches played and the champion of Russia in the 'Salavat Yulaev' Dmitry Tarasov, suddenly died.

The team of the hockey club "Amur" and Khabarovsk fans express their sincere deepest condolences to Dmitry's family and friends.

We will always remember." Amur Khabarovsk said in a statement.

The Khabarovsk native spent parts of 17 seasons in the Russian Super League and KHL, 14 with Amur Khabarovsk, including five as their team captain. In 644 regular season games, Tarasov recorded 225 points (88 goals, 137 assists) and in 2008, won a Russian Super League championship with Salavat Yulayev Ufa.

Our thoughts are with Tarasov's family and friends at this difficult time.

Source: Amur Khabarovsk
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