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Russia’s former NHL forward Dmitry Nabokov dies at age 42

Nabokov joined the family of the world’s famous NHL in 1997

MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. /TASS/. Russian ice hockey player Dmitry Nabokov, who played as a forward for various clubs of the National Hockey League (NHL) and numerous Russian professional clubs, passed away at age 42, the press service of the Novosibirsk municipal department for physical culture and sports reported on Monday.

According to the press service, the hockey player have passed away following a severe illness. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday in his native city of Novosibirsk.

Nobokov was born on January 4, 1977 in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. He joined the family of the world’s famous NHL in 1997.

The Russian forward played for Chicago Blackhawks in 1997-1998 having booked seven goals and four assists in 25 matches. In 1998-2000, Nabokov played 30 matches for New York Islanders scoring four goals along with nine assists.

Nabokov played for numerous Russian professional hockey clubs, including for HC Sibir from his native city of Novosibirsk (2002/2003 and 2006/2007 seasons).

He also played for the Russian national team at the 1996 IIHF World U20 Championship in the United States winning the bronze medal. In seven matches of the World Championship, Nabokov booked eight points (three goals, five assists).