In a tragic story today it is reported that New York Ranger prospect Alexei Cherepanov
collapsed on the bench at or near the end of Omsk's Kontinental Hockey League game and died a short time later.
Cherepanov was drafted by the Rangers in the 1st round, 17th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
No further detail yet as to the cause.
Best wishes go out to his family and teammates.