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Kyle Dubas Releases Statement Following the Passing of Rodin Amirov


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Dawson Mckenzie
August 14, 2023  (5:48 PM)
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In tragic news, Rodin Amirov passed away today after his battle with a brain tumour.

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Hockey Community Comes Together

After the announcement of his passing made by the Leafs, many players around the league have shared their thoughts and prayers. Kyle Dubas and the Pittsburgh Penguins released the following statement via Twitter today.
The Pittsburgh Penguins join the Toronto Maple Leafs and the entire hockey community in mourning the loss of Rodion Amirov.

Our thoughts and whole heart are with his parents and family. Their optimism and amazing outlook on life throughout Rodion's battle were unwavering and incredible.

Personally, I am so sad for the loss of such a wonderful young man with so much potential. His unabashed positivity - even when faced with an awful diagnosis - will stay with me forever. Rodion was such an example fo courage and I am certain that his spirit will live on in everyone lucky enough to have known him. - Kyle Dubas

Amirov's Legacy

Amirov was drafted by Dubas in the first round of the 2020 NHL draft. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Toronto in April 2021. He missed the entire 2022-23 season due to his diagnosis.
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Dubas During the 2020 NHL entry Draft
Amirov's legacy will continue to inspire those he was close with, which is a testament to his immensely positive spirit.
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