– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 18, 2023
In recent days, the field hockey world has learned of the death of Rodin Amirov. We’re talking about a first-round draft pick of the Maple Leafs, who unfortunately succumbed to brain cancer.
The bottom line is that the Leafs prospect was not only talented, but had a great attitude. Even though he couldn’t see at the end of his life and couldn’t walk, he cared about others and kept smiling.
He was also hoping to play in the Maple Leafs’ warm-up games.
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Of course, when you look at his stats, you quickly realize that it’s not because of his performance on the ice that his number will be retired.
With 18 points in three seasons (from 2019 to 2022, he didn’t play in 2022-2023), the forward hasn’t broken anything.
But you know as well as I do that you don’t retire a 21-year-old’s number in a league like the KHL for what he did on the ice. It’s a much bigger gesture than that.
– He’s not to blame.
Some people just don’t seem to know what to come up with to make themselves interesting anymore. https://t.co/v04cHFOj7x
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 18, 2023
– Hard blow for the Montreal CF.
– Jeremy Filosa 🎙 (@JeremyFilosa) August 18, 2023
– Can’t wait to see his role this season.
Happy Birthday Strauss!
Happy Birthday Strauss 🥳 pic.twitter.com/YVlrZ2eCyF
– Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) August 18, 2023