Former NHL Player and Partner of Aryna Sabalenka, Konstantin Koltsov, Passes Away at 42

Konstantin Koltsov death

Former NHL player Konstantin Koltsov, aged 42, tragically passed away in Miami. The Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed his death as an “apparent suicide,” ruling out foul play.

Koltsov, a former Pittsburgh Penguins player, was known for his speed and infectious smile. Despite not achieving notable scoring success, he endeared himself to fans and teammates alike.

Following his NHL career, Koltsov found success in Russia, winning the league title with Salavat Yulaev in 2008 before transitioning into coaching.

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His untimely death has deeply saddened the hockey community and his partner, tennis star Aryna Sabalenka. Sabalenka, who recently won her second Grand Slam title, is training in Miami for the upcoming Miami Open.

Koltsov’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of many, as he is remembered for his passion for the game and his supportive presence. May he rest in peace.

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