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A huge blow for the Toronto Maple Leafs: an excellent prospect will have to announce his retirement at the age of 21 - Rodion Amirov.


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July 25, 2023  (5:41 PM)
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In February 2022, the Maple Leafs' hopeful Rodion Amirov was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

In fact, Leafs players posted a video of encouragement live from a training session when they heard the news. A classy gesture.
Despite the seriousness of Amirov's condition, there were high hopes of seeing him back on the ice soon. However, according to the latest news, those hopes are now over.
"Amirov extended his deal with Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) in May. There is no indication that he will ever play again.

The loan is so Amirov can stay in Russia, have access to the Ufa staff and be part of the team. With what's public, it's unlikely he'll play again."

Amirov was selected 15th overall in 2020, just ahead of the Canadiens Kaiden Guhle.
A promising young forward on an entry-level contract would have done the Leafs, currently over the salary cap by more than 10 million, a world of good.
Credit Maple Leafs Daily:
Leafs prospect's career may be over at just 21 years old
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