Timur Faizutdinov died on Tuesday after being hit in head by puck during an ice hockey match between his team, Dinamo St. Petersburg and Lokomotiv.
The 19-year-old was fatally injured during the game that took place in Yaroslavl, Russia, on March 12.
The Dinamo captain was treated urgently on the ice, lost consciousness and was hospitalised in intensive care, but the doctors could not save his life.
The Russian Hockey Federation offered its condolences to the family and announced that a minute’s silence will be held in several games, including the one between Dinamo and Neftyanik.
In 2016, the captain of the Metallurg youth team also died when the puck hit him in the neck. Upon falling on the ice, he damaged his vertebrae and died two weeks later.
The puck used in ice hockey is made of vulcanised rubber, weighs between 156 and 170 grams and is three inches in diameter and two inches thick.