FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2017
FORMER OILER SASHA “PIT BULL” LAKOVIC PASSES AWAY AT 45
The Oilers family is saddened to hear of the passing of Sasha “Pit Bull” Lakovic on Tuesday at the age of 45. Sasha spent the 1994-95 season with Tulsa.
Lakovic was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last year.
In his one season with the Oilers, he scored 20 goals, added 24 assists and compiled 214 penalty minutes in 40 games, before ascending to the NHL, where he played 37 games with the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames.
Following his hockey career, Lakovic played Russian captain Boris Mikhailov in the 2004 movie Miracle.
The Vancouver native was married with four children and living in West Kelowna, British Columbia.
Our condolences go out to the Lakovic family during this difficult time.