Tampa, FL-- Tampa Bay Lightning Founder Phil Esposito issued the following statement tonight:
"On behalf of Alex Selivanov, Carrie's sisters Laurie and Cherise, and my wife Bridget, I'd like to thank everyone in the Tampa Bay community and in the hockey fraternity for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes as we grieve Carrie's passing yesterday. We are shocked and saddened with her death but we will remember her for the energy and vigor that she brought to each day of her life. Our focus will now center on her sons Dylan, Nikko and Rocco."
Carrie Esposito Selivanov passed away on Monday, January 30 in Germany after suffering from an unknown illness. She had been living in Germany with husband and former NHL and Lightning player Alex Selivanov and their three children, Dylan (18), Nikko, (13) and Rocco (10) as Selivanov has been most recently playing and coaching in the Netherlands. Private funeral services will be held later this week in Germany.
Condolences for the family can be sent to: Phil Esposito, c/o Tampa Bay Lightning, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. The family has yet to determine where memorial donations should be made. More information will be forthcoming when available.