BREAKING: Matvei Michkov's father has been found DEAD

Published April 4, 2023 at 9:57

The 2023 NHL Entry Draft has generated an immense level of anticipation, as it features several highly coveted franchise players who are expected to make an impact in the league. Among these top prospects is Canadian Connor Bedard, who is widely regarded as the front-runner for the first overall pick. However, another player who is just as promising is Russian forward Matvei Michkov.

Michkov has gained a reputation as "the next Ovechkin" due to his exceptional scoring ability and skill on the ice. He has impressed scouts and coaches at various levels of play, and his potential has generated a lot of buzz among NHL teams.

For any hockey player, being selected in the NHL Entry Draft is a dream come true, and it marks the beginning of a new chapter in their career. However, for Michkov, this joyous occasion has been marred by a heartbreaking tragedy. Reports have emerged that his father, Andrey, had gone missing, and there was growing concern for his safety.

Unfortunately, the worst fears were confirmed today, as it was announced that Andrey Michkov had been found and declared deceased. This is a devastating blow for the Michkov family and has cast a dark cloud over what should have been a momentous time for Matvei.

We would like to offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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