Former Calgary Flames enforcer Sasha Lakovic died today.
Sasha 'Pit Bull' Lakovic, 45, has died. B.C.-born hockey enforcer diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer last year: https://t.co/EaP1sdrz8W— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) April 25, 2017
Me and The Pit Bull #RIP my friend!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/AaC0wf8Umv— Theo Fleury (@TheoFleury14) April 25, 2017
R.I.P. Sasha Lakovic. Condolences to his family— Milan Lucic (@27MilanLucic) April 25, 2017
Lakovic was 45 years old and was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer last year. The Vancouver native had a short run with the Flames during the 1996-97 season. He played in 19 games and while he only collected 1 point, he managed to rack up 54 PIM. Lakovic played the remained of his career in the NHL with the NJ Devils. He would go on to play for the Albany River Rats, Rochester Americans, Long Beach Ice Dogs, Bakersfield Condors and St. Jean Mission from 1999-2003. He would play in 37 NHL games, registering 4 points and 118 PIM. Sasha Lakovic is survived by his wife and their 4 children.