19 year old defenseman dies tragically on Saturday.
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19 year old defenseman dies tragically on Saturday.

19 year old defenseman Braydin Lewis has tragically lost his life, his team confirmed the terrible news on Sunday.

Jonathan Larivee

I have some very sad news to share with you on this Sunday morning.

In a heartbreaking post, the Metro Jets of the United States Hockey League have confirmed that young defenseman Braydin Lewis has tragically passed away at the age of just 19 years old. Lewis had been fighting a battle with cancer for some time now and according to the Jets he was surrounded by family when he passed away late on Saturday night.

Lewis spent 3 seasons with the Jets and was developing into a very promising defenseman with 9 goals and 36 assists for a total of 45 points in just 37 games during the 2021-22 regular season. His battle with cancer limited him to just 6 games this season, but in spite of that Lewis still managed to record 3 goals and an assist for a total of 4 points while fighting a terrible disease and undergoing treatment.

"After his diagnosis last summer, he was determined to return for his third season," wrote the Jets on Sunday. "Not only did he return, but played while undergoing treatment. Lewey’s strength and willingness was an inspiration to the team and he showed up to support his teammates at every opportunity."

There's no question that Braydin Lewis was an incredible young man, and an incredibly brave young man at that, and the world is a darker place today with him no longer with us.