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Philadelphia Flyers Goalie Roman Cechmanek’s Cause of Death

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There are some rumors about the former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Roman Cechmanek’s cause of death since he passed away suddenly on Sunday (November 11, 2023.)

He took his last breath at the age of 52 in his native Czechia (Czech Republic). May the young athlete rest in peace; our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fans.

The Philadelphia Flyers have confirmed the heartbreaking death news of Roman in a statement. reading, “The Philadelphia Flyers are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former goaltender Roman Čechmánek.”

The team said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

The 52-year-old played in 212 NHL games, mostly with the Philadelphia Flyers and then later with the Los Angeles Kings, posting a career 2.08 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

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What Was Roman Cechmanek’s Cause of Death?

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Čechmánek was drafted at age 29 by the Flyers in the sixth round in 2000 and played that season in Philadelphia, where he went 35-15-6. That was good enough to earn an All-Star Game nod and see him finish as a runner-up for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender.

The Flyers eventually traded Čechmánek to the Kings, largely due to a 9-14 playoff record that overshadowed his regular-season stats (92-43-22). He spent one season in L.A. before returning to Europe.

Internationally, Čechmánek was awarded a world junior bronze in 1991, to go with a pair of golds and a bronze at the world hockey championships (1999, 2000, and 1997 respectively). He was additionally backup to Dominik Hašek on the Czech Republic’s gold-medal-winning team at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.


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