Official: Cherepanov illegally transferred to club
MOSCOW -- Alexei Cherepanov, the 19-year-old rising star and New York Rangers draft pick who died after collapsing during a game, was playing illegally for his Russian club, a top military officer said Friday.
Cherepanov's death Oct. 13 prompted wide outrage among lawmakers and Russian sports officials, with many calling for a major investigation into the cause of the heart problems that led to his death at a Continental Hockey League game. He was a first-round draft pick for the Rangers.
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