This is just heartbreaking. NHL stars took to Twitter to mourn the death of former Avalanche forward Marek Svatos after he unexpectedly passed away on Nov. 5 at the young age of 34. The world of NHL is absolutely devastated over Marek’s death.
Upon hearing the tragic news of Marek’s death, NHL players everywhere, including former teammates of Marek, began flooding Twitter with their grief. See their tweets below:
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Marek Svatos. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed
— Wojtek Wolski (@WojtekWolski86) November 6, 2016
Very sad to hear about the passing of Marek Svatos. He was a great guy and tremendous player – he will be missed by many.
— Craig Anderson (@CraigAnderson41) November 6, 2016
Very saddened to hear of the passing of former @Avalanche teammate, Marek Svatos. He was a great person and player.
— Matt Duchene (@Matt9Duchene) November 6, 2016
— Cody McCormick (@cmccormick08) November 6, 2016
I'm absolutely devastated to learn of the passing of Marek Svatos our thoughts and prayers to his family. Rest in peace
— Darcy Tucker (@16DarcyTucker) November 6, 2016
Marek, a seven-year NHL veteran, died on Nov. 5 at just 34 years old, the International Ice Hockey Federation announced. Following his death, the Colorado Avalanche, the team Marek played six seasons for, released this statement:
“The entire Avalanche organization is extremely saddened by this news,” general manager Joe Sakic said. “Marek was a tremendous person, a talented hockey player and a great teammate. Our thoughts, prayers and our deepest sympathy to his wife, children and his entire family.”
Before the Colorado Avalanche’s game against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Nov. 6, the Blues organization held a moment of silence to honor Marek.
Former #Avs forward Marek Svatos was honored with a moment of silence prior to the start of today’s game.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) November 6, 2016
Marek died in Lone Tree, Colorado. He leaves behind his wife and two children. The cause of Marek’s death hasn’t been officially announced. The Lone Tree Police Department revealed they were called to Marek’s home at midnight on Nov. 4 for a medical issue, according to FOX31 Denver. When police arrived, Marek was already dead.
He was a native of Kosice, Slavokia, and was picked in the seventh round of the 2001 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. His last season with the NHL was in 2010-2011, when he played for the Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators. Marek died far too young. He will be so missed. Rest in peace, Marek.
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