Vladimir Konstantinov
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Former NHL Player Returns To Ice After Being Paralyzed

Published March 26, 2024 at 10:20 PM

Renowned for his dominance on the ice, particularly during the Detroit Red Wings' historic 1997 Stanley Cup victory, Konstantinov emerged as one of the NHL's most formidable defensemen.

His imposing physical presence and punishing body checks struck fear into opponents.

Tragically, his career was cut short by a devastating limousine accident shortly after the championship win, leaving him critically injured and paralyzed.

Despite the adversity, Konstantinov remains a beloved figure, occasionally attending Red Wings games at Little Caesars Arena. Recently, he celebrated his 57th birthday at a game, even sounding the goal horn.

Vladimir Konstantinov sounded the goal horn tonight, two days after his 57th birthday. #RedWings

Today, he made a remarkable return to the ice alongside the Belle Tire sled hockey team.

Credit goes to Ashley and Derek Donet of the Belle Tire Sled Hockey Team of MI for giving him the opportunity to take part in this and to Kim Muir for posting them on Facebook.

I couldn't find them here and I don't take credit, but look at Vladdy go.

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