RI Hockey Star Arthur Saran Dies at Age 44
Monday, March 11, 2019
He is pure Rhode Island, having played for the Rhode Island Saints and La Salle Academy before moving on to play his professional hockey dream.
"Artie was just someone who you couldn’t help but be drawn to -- larger than life and the personality to match. The guys in the locker room all loved him and we are all heartbroken over this. Honestly, believed he would be the first to beat it," said Saran's close friend Andy Calcione.
Saran had been being treated with a stem cell protocol in an effort to combat ALS.
In addition, he played with the Jacksonville Bullets, West Palm Beach Barracudas, and Saginaw Lumber Kings.
Annually, Rhode Island’s hockey community came together and raised money to provide support for Saran’s son Arthur, Jr.