Egor Afanasyev (National Hockey League)
The Wilms Cancer Foundation are delighted to be represented by sports personality and children's cancer champion: Egor Afanasyev.
As part of our brand ambassador program Egor has been an inspiration not only to his loyal fans but to the children, families and healthcare organizations that are tackling Wilms everyday. His support has been essential in our ability to generate awareness of this terrible disease and to help those who are effected by this Wilms terrible disease.
Egor Afanasyev is a true champion both on and off the ice.
A native of Tver, Russia, Afanasyev is the new and exciting young prospect in the NHL having been recently drafted by the Nashville Predators.
A national team player in Russia, Egor started out his career in North American hockey early. He began playing with Little Caesars, a junior team near Detroit before he was selected in the 10th and final round of the USHL draft by the Muskegon Lumberjacks in 2017.
Playing for two years in Muskegon, Afanasyev tallied 76 points for the team. In 2018-19, he led the Lumberjacks in goals (27), assists (35) and points (62), and was named to the USHL’s third All-Star team.
He finished 10th in the USHL in points and his plus-24 plus-minus was the sixth-highest among all league forwards.
Afanasyev represented Russia at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. Where he registered two goals and five points in seven games, as Team Russia earned a fourth-place finish.
Many described his selection in the second round as a steal, and he drew comparisons to Eric Lindros as his ceiling and Milan Lucic as his floor at the time of the draft.
Afanasyev said back when he was drafted by the Predators that he was really excited to get things going.
A big-bodied forward, Afanasyev has had a significant amount of growth over the past year and some believe he could be seen as a possible impact player with his strength and ability to put the puck in the net.
Heading towards his future with the Predators, is a defining moment in his life and the media and fans are watching excitedly with expectations running high!
Become a Brand Ambassador
Our brand ambassador program is essential in the WCF's ability to generate awareness of this terrible disease and to help those who are directly effected.
With your help we can seek to relieve the emotion and financial burden created by diagnosis and you can have a significant impact on the lives of those who are tackling the disease on a daily basis.
Attached is a brief synopsis of the WCF's program and its parameters. Please take the time to review it and consider the positive impact you can have on the lives of children, families and healthcare organizations.