Most promising prospect whose carrer was ended due to injuries?

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  1. Dr.HelmutKohl

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    Look at the thread title and post who comes to your mind... some background information on those prospects would be appreciated...
     
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    Michel Briere?
     
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    Stefan Cherneski.

    Drafted by the Rangers in the 1st round in 1997. Put up great numbers in the WHL and was supposed to become a surefire top line forward. Then one night in Hartford he sustained a freak knee injury and never recovered. Missed almost two seasons, tried to make a recovery, but finally retired in 2000.
     
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    Pelle Lindbergh.
     
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    Alex Daigle... Oh wait never mind.
     
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    Vladimir Konstantinov.

    He was a defensemen for the Red Wings and got into a car accident and due to the injuries he was never able to play again.

    Wasn't really a prospect though, had 5 seasons under his belt, but definatelly would have played a lot more.
     
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    Konstantinov was not a prospect though, he had a good NHL career until it was tragically ended.
     
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    If he counts, Pelle Lindbergh by far.
     
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    he didnt have the most promising future but brett lindros couldve been a good player. concussions ended all that though. must be a family thing with the lindros'
     
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    If Substance Abuse counts, then Len Bias would be the absolute perfect example for all pro sports.

    And for the NHL, maybe not the most promising but Paul Comrie looked as though he might've been good before his concussion problems.
     
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    If you are going to count substance abuse then Bryan Fogarty takes the cake in this thread.
     
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    As far as substance abuse goes, I'd say Don Murdoch of the Rangers was the best player whose career was cut short by substance abuse! Injuries ruining a career ,I will go with Mike Allison, also a former Ranger, but there have been lots of players who would fit that bill.
     
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    Dmitri Tertyshny

    He was a 6th Rnd pick out of Russia. He made the Flyers out of camp as a 21 year old defensman and put up good numbers for someone so young over 62 games. He had the makings of at least a Top 4 D-man.

    He was killed at the age of 22 in a boating accident.
     
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    Normand Leveille has to get some consideration as he was a first round pick who had a solid rookie season as an 18 year old and had 9 points in 9 games in his sophmore season when he passed away at the age of 19.
     
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    Brett Lindros... then Pelle Lindbergh... the Isles had a first round pick circa-1980(?) that died in an avalanche while skiing in the Alps. Found his body about a year ago.
     
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    Duncan MacPherson. But he died years after being drafted. By that time he was a career minor leaguer.
     
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    Normand Leveille didn't die at 19.
     
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    Fogarty broke all of Bobby Orr's scoring records. He was the best defenseman coming out of junior since Orr.
     
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    Yep, I saw the Sportscenter bit on him. Isn't he still alive?
     
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    Not so sure if he qualified as a prospect anymore, but one time Leaf and Flame Nikolai Borchevsky was going to be one hell of a player till a serious knee injury made him give away the game .....
     
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    Pat Peake and Pat Falloon come to mind.
     
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    Brett Lindros is my pick.
     
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    Pelle Lindbergh.

    Michel Briere a close second.
     
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