According to a news release from the Western Hockey League, Bozon, a member of the Kootenay Ice, has been diagnosed with Neisseria Meningitis which is a form of acute bacterial meningitis. .
His parents arrived from Switzerland on Sunday. Bozon’s father, Phillipe was the first french-trained player to reach the NHL, playing for the St. Louis Blues in the early 1990’s.
In a news release Wednesday, the WHL said Bozon was admitted to Royal University Hospital on Saturday where his condition was diagnosed as Neisseria Meningitis.
Meningitis is an extremely contagious disease and health officials have offered an antibiotic to players from league teams and game officials with whom Bozon might have had contact in recent weeks.
Bozon, who is 19, has 62 points in 50 games this season in Kootenay, after being traded by the Kamloops Blazers. He was a member of the Blazers when he was selected 64th overall in the 2012 draft.