Monday, October 13, 2008

New York Rangers Prospect Alexei Cherepanov dies at 19.

Confirmed by an article appearing on Read the article HERE.

"He set the RSL record for goals by a rookie with 18, beating the previous mark held by Pavel Bure (17 goals), during the 2006-07 season. His total of 29 points in his rookie campaign was more than Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk during their first initial RSL seasons."

Cherepanov was selected by the Rangers with the 17th overall draft pick in 2007.

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