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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Former Islander Dmitry Nabokov passes away
Russian media reporting that Dmitri Nabokov has passed away at the age of 42.
Nabokov went 4-9-13 in 30 games for the Isles over the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 (playing most of his Islander games for Coach Butch Goring).
A former 1st round pick of the Blackhawks (1995), he was acquired by the Isles in a trade for JP Dumont and a 5th round pick. (Dumont would eventually score over 200 NHL goals, mainly for Buffalo and Nashville.)
Nabokov returned to Russia following the 1999-2000 season.
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