His club Sheffield Steelers announced the tragic news on their websites.
Everyone at the club is stunned by the news, and now we want to offer all our support and condolences to Alex’s family, friends and teammates, the club writes.
Graham has been described as an “outstanding talent” and an “ice hockey prodigy”.
He is said to have signed his first professional contract only a short time ago, but he is said to have already catapulted himself to stardom in the 80 games he has played for the club since 2019.
🍊🏒 The Steelers are devastated to be informed of the sad passing of Alex Graham this weekend.
Everyone at the club is saddened by the news and would like to pass on our thoughts and condolences to Alex’s family, friends and team-mates.
– Sheffield Steelers | # Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha June 26, 2023
The talent was predicted to have a bright future in professional hockey. He also played for the Under-18 and Under-20 national teams of Great Britain.
Supporters have expressed their grief on social media over the past two days after the unexpected death.
Very shocked and upset by this news. What a talented player! RIP Alex, someone writes.
Heartbreaking news from the Sheffield Steelers today ❤️
Alex Graham sadly passed away at the age of 20. My heart goes out to his family and friends at this terrible time!
Rest in peace Alex ❤️🙏🕊️ pic.twitter.com/JWp3oT3BiV
– 𝐄𝐈𝐇𝐋𝐅𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 | . (@EIHLFanNews) June 26, 2023
The cause of death is not yet known to the public.
– The club will not comment further at this time, Sheffield Steelers are writing about it.
Graham I also played for a while in Canada, before returning to his home country.
Sheffield coach Aaron Fox tells of “very sad and difficult times”, according to him the star who also gave him the last interview.
– We had big plans for Alex this year and his future was very bright. It was a pleasure for him to train and I enjoyed watching him grow as a player and as a person. RIP 21, will express that.
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