|Rangers prospect dies during game in Russia|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 13 October 2008 11:08|
Alexei Cherepanov was selected in the first round of the 2007 NHL draft and was playing in Russia's Continental Hockey League. The Rangers announced the death but did not elaborate.
``Alexei was an intelligent, energetic young man, with tremendous talent and an extremely bright future,'' general manager Glen Sather said.
Cherepanov, a forward, had seven goals and five assists in 145 games with Avangard Omsk this season. In the 2008 Under-20 World Junior Championships, he led Russia to a bronze medal.