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Former Vezina Runner-Up Unexpectedly Passes Away at 52

Published November 12, 2023 at 9:42
BY TJ TUCKER
Some sad news from the hockey world as a goaltender who played more than 200 games in the league has passed away at the age of 52.

Former NHL Goalie Suddenly Passes Away



Roman Cechmanek was a draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2000. He suited up for 212 games from 2000 to 2004 with the Flyers and the LA Kings.

"We're so sad. Unfortunately, Roman Cechmanek has died. He played over 200 games in the NHL & won William M. Jennings Trophy with Philadelphia. He was 52 years old. Rest in peace, Roman."

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NHL Award-winning Goaltender Passes Away at 52



Cechmanek won the William M. Jennings with teammate Robert Esche in 2003. He also won a gold medal with the Czech Republic at the 1998 Olympics, although he served as backup to Dominik Hasek the entire tournament. He also won two gold medals at the World Hockey Championships. No cause of death has been given.


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