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Andrei Kiryukhin

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Height  1.84 m
KHL team  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Weight  90 kg
Playing career  2005–2011
Positions  Winger
Name  Andrei Kiryukhin

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Born  4 August 1987 Yaroslavl, Soviet Union (1987-08-04)
Died  September 7, 2011, Yaroslavl, Russia

Andrei Anatolievich Kiryukhin (Russian: Андрей Анатольевич Кирюхин; 4 August 1987 – 7 September 2011) was a Russian professional ice hockey winger who played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

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Besides Lokomotiv, he also played for Lokomotiv-2 (its farm team), Belgorod and Kapitan teams.

Playing for Russia at the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships he won a silver medal.

His father Anatoly Kiryukhin was a football player and coach.

Death

On 7 September 2011, Kiryukhin was killed in the 2011 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl air disaster, when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly his entire Lokomotiv team, crashed just outside Yaroslavl, Russia. The team was traveling to Minsk to play their opening game of the season, with its coaching staff and prospects. Lokomotiv officials said "'everyone from the main roster was on the plane plus four players from the youth team.'"

References

Andrei Kiryukhin Wikipedia


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