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ECHL mourns death of former player


PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL and its member teams express their condolences to the family and friends of former ECHL player Vlad Serov, who passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 5 at the age of 34. Serov left behind his wife, Yelyzaveta, and two young daughters, Lukiya and Agniya, in Kiev, Ukraine.

Serov played two seasons with the Greensboro Generals from 2001-03, scoring 56 points (31g-25a) in 72 games. He returned to the ECHL in 2004-05, scoring 46 points (19g-27a) in 57 games with the Bakersfield Condors. During the 2004-05 season, Serov finished fourth on the team in goals (19) and points (46), and was a key member of a Condors squad that won 40 games and racked up 90 points in the standings.

Vlad had two daughters whom he adored from the days they were born. His eldest daughter, Lukiya, was born on June 20, 2005 in Bakersfield. Agniya was born on July 28, 2012 in Kiev. Vlad spent only three days with her before he was admitted to the hospital.

Fans and friends knew Serov, and would like to make a contribution to Serov’s family, can mail a check or money order to the ECHL Office at the address below. The ECHL will collect all donations and send to Serov’s family to aid them during this difficult time.

ECHL, Inc./Vlad Serov Fund
116 Village Blvd., Suite 230
Princeton, NJ 08540