Vilen Prokofyev (April 22, 2001 – February 3, 2020) was a Kazakh ice hockey player and goaltender for Snezhnye Barsy Astana from 2017 to 2020.[1] He died of Ewing's sarcoma, aged 18.[2]

Vilen Prokofyev
Born April 22, 2001
Satbayev, Kazakhstan
Died February 3, 2020(2020-02-03) (aged 18)
Moscow, Russia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
MHL team Snezhnye Barsy Astana
Playing career 2013–2020

DeathEdit

The first symptoms that Prokofyev was diseased started appearing in May 2019, when he began having problems with his hip. He was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma soon after. He underwent specialized treatment in Moscow, with KHL clubs organizing charities and events to wish for his good health and fund his treatments. Prokofyev died on February 3, 2020 in Moscow, Russia at the age of 18.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey: Vilen Prokofyev". www.scoreboard.com. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "Vilen Prokofyev at eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "League mourns the loss of Vilen Prokofyev". en.khl.ru. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "Vilen Prokofyev has passed away". en.fhr.ru. Retrieved February 4, 2020.