Miroshnichenko diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
NHL teams have been notified that Ivan Miroshnichenko, a top prospect for the 2022 NHL Draft, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and will be stepping away from hockey for the time being.
The announcement was made by the Russian Hockey Federation on Thursday.
Forward Ivan Miroshnichenko has been diagnosed with serious health problems. At the moment, he is receiving medical treatment in Germany and might miss the entirety of next season.
We believe that you will overcome this illness and return to the ice! pic.twitter.com/rak9PVcVNY
— Russia Hockey (@russiahockey_en) March 3, 2022
Miroshnichenko, No. 25 in FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft, was told his diagnosis is the most common form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, and is curable. He is receiving treatment in Germany.
The 18-year-old had 16 points (10 goals, six assists) in 31 games for the VHL’s Omskie Krylia this season.
Miroshnichenko also had four goals and nine points in five games at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in August, and six goals and eight points in seven games at the 2021 IIHF World Under-18 Championship last spring.