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Leafs Captain John Tavares Releases Emotional Statement Following the Passing of Rodion Amirov

Published August 14, 2023 at 3:55 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER

Leafs Prospect Passes Away



Earlier today, the hockey community was shocked by the passing of Rodion Amirov.


He was a drafted by the Maple Leafs in 2020, but never made it to the NHL.

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The young player was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2021.

Tavares Shares Emotional Statement



The Maple Leafs' captain John Tavares released a statement on Amirov.

"It's incredibly hard to comprehend the loss of Rodion. His smile and joy for life & hockey was infectious. My teammates & I are grateful for our time spent with him & forever inspired by his courageous fight. Condolences to his loved ones. We'll miss him dearly."


It's a small gesture but certainly appreciated by the family.
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