Timur Faizutdinov Bio/Wiki
According to team and league officials, a Russian hockey player named Timur Faizutdinov died after being struck in the head with a puck during practice.
Timur Faizutdinov, defenseman for Dynamo St. Petersburg’s junior team, was hit during a Junior Hockey League playoff game in Yaroslavl against Loko Yaroslavl on Friday.
This is not the news I wanted to wake up to this morning. Man, this is heart breaking. RIP, Timur Faizutdinov. Gone way too soon. The hockey world mourns today. pic.twitter.com/3MtM7noj0d
— Auddie James (@auddiejames) March 16, 2021
He was 19 years old.
Hit By Puck (Death Cause Details)
Faizutdinov was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, where doctors “fought for his life for three days,” but were unable to save him, according to team members.
The team’s upcoming quarterfinal game on Tuesday will be played in honor of Faizutdinov and will begin with a moment of silence.
The team’s statement continued, “Forever at Dynamo,”
“Forever in our hearts.”
On Tuesday, the league also released a video tribute to Faizutdinov, which featured his teammates on the ice in front of a large video screen with a picture of him.
R.I.P Timur Faizutdinov gone too soon 😪🙏 pic.twitter.com/IBaBuyRMBd
— Jani Martin (@sohwaperuna24) March 16, 2021
Where to start… first off thoughts and prayers go out to the family, it’s tragic to lose anyone but someone so young and on such a common play just amps that feeling up… just heartbreaking R.I.P Timur Faizutdinov #RIPTimurFaizutdinov pic.twitter.com/YaXzmbHxdr
— Jon Lodge (@jonlodgemusic) March 16, 2021
Dynamo Saint Petersburg defenceman and team captain Timur Faizutdinov has passed away after getting hit in the head with a puck during a game. He was 19. pic.twitter.com/nJJTadSWZU
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) March 16, 2021