Konstantin Koltsov
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Another Former NHL Player Tragically Passed Away

Published March 19, 2024 at 9:55 PM

Tragic news emerges as former Pittsburgh Penguins player Konstantin Koltsov's passing is deemed an "apparent suicide."

The Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed this, shedding light on the heartbreaking incident that unfolded at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.

«According to investigators on Monday, March 18, 2024, at approximately 12:39 a.m., Bal Harbour Police and Fire Rescue were dispatched to the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, 9703 Collins Avenue, in reference to a male that jumped from a balcony,» according to a statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department obtained by PEOPLE.

Koltsov, selected 18th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, contributed three seasons to the Penguins from 2002 to 2006. His legacy extended beyond the NHL, representing Belarus on international platforms, including the Winter Olympics and World Championships. With 144 NHL games and significant KHL experience, Koltsov's impact on the ice transcended borders.

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