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University of MD Hockey Player Believed Dead of Drug Overdose

University of Maryland ice hockey player Michael Mutryn of Potomac was found dead Sunday, possibly from a drug overdose. He was a graduate of Churchill High School.

University of Maryland ice hockey player Michael Mutryn of Potomac was found dead Sunday, possibly from a drug overdose. Credit: Screenshot from WJLA TV
University of Maryland ice hockey player Michael Mutryn of Potomac was found dead Sunday, possibly from a drug overdose. Credit: Screenshot from WJLA TV

Authorities say the death Sunday of University of Maryland student and ice hockey player Michael Mutryn was likely caused by a drug overdose.

Mutryn – from Potomac and a graduate of Churchill High School -- attended the team banquet on Saturday night, then spent the rest of the evening with his teammates.

About 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday, his roommate called 911 to report that Mutryn was unresponsive. Prince George’s County Police officers arrived to find the 23-year-old student dead, reports WJLA TV, with two 9-millimeter handguns, crack cocaine, the drug ecstasy, and hypodermic needles at the scene.

Mutryn lived off-campus in a student apartment building, police said.

"It's shocking when you hear about it, to think it's right here," student Tareq Zietoon told the TV station.

Police believe Mutryn, who described himself online as a nutrition and fitness buff, is the latest victim in a surge of drug overdose deaths happening in the region.

Mutryn’s body has been taken to the medical examiner in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be conducted. It will take about six weeks for toxicology results to come back.

His LinkedIn profile says Mutryn was a junior at Maryland majoring in economics.

Connor Martin April 22, 2014 at 03:06 AM
It doesn't matter what anyone thinks. He was a great athlete and even better person. I learned a lot from him, so think before you judge him. RIP Mike, you don't deserve this.
DeDe April 22, 2014 at 02:14 PM
Sorry but people make choices, he made the choice to take the drugs. He obviously came from a family that was well off and went to a good high school. It's sad but too many people go down that path. I think the government is making a mistake legalizing pot, scientists just came out with a study that it does change the brain. Where did he start ?
Patrick Carter April 24, 2014 at 09:39 AM
DUMB ASS!

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