Alexei Cherepanov, the Rangers’ top pick in the 2007 draft, collapsed and died on th bench during a KHL game.
He was 19 freakin’ years old!
Pierre Mcguire loved this kid and couldn’t believe he was still there when the Rangers picked at 17 in the ’07 draft.
Stu Hackel’s story in the NY Times.
And Larry Brooks in the Post.
This is a mind-blower, profoundly depressing on what should be a happy day.