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Saddened death of former Chicago Blackhawk, Maple Leaf plagues the hockey world

Saddened news has struck the hockey world as we've learned a passing of a true legend.
A former Toronto Maple Leaf, Chicago Blackhawk, Montreal Canadien, Arizona Coyotes and Washington Capital has passed away at the young age of 52.
The NHL Alumni Association has sadly reported the death of Sergei Berezin, who has passed away at age 52.
Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 10th round, he proved teams wrong as well as played five years with the Leafs before heading around the league to various teams.
Going on to play 502 games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals: this passing has truly struck several NHL franchises.
The NHL Alumni Association is heartbroken to learn of the sudden passing of Sergei Berezin at the age of 52 years old.

Sergei was drafted in the 10th round of the 1994 Entry Draft to the
@MapleLeafs
. He would soon show his spectacular play when he joined the Leafs roster in 1996, spending five seasons with the team.

Berezin then played for the
@ArizonaCoyotes
,
@CanadiensMTL
,
@NHLBlackhawks
, and the
@Capitals
as his career went on. He totalled for 502 regular-season games-played, scoring 286 points.

In his retirement, he enjoyed coaching minor hockey, playing tennis, and most importantly, spending time with his family.

We send our deepest condolences to Sergei's family, friends, and former teammates during this extremely difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers here at Hawksinsider go out to Sergei's family, friends and loved ones.
Source: NHL
Berezin, who played 7 NHL seasons, dies at 52
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