Statement from Don Fehr on the passing of Matiss Kivlenieks
Don Fehr has issued a statement on the passing of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks.
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TORONTO (July 5, 2021) – National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Executive Director Don Fehr issued the following statement today on the passing of Matiss Kivlenieks:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Matiss Kivlenieks at the age of only 24. His passion and drive enabled him to reach the top level of hockey, which included winning his final NHL game on May 8 with Columbus and representing Latvia at the recent World Championship. Our condolences go out to Matiss’ family, friends and teammates during this difficult time. He will be missed by all who knew him.”