Alexander Galimov

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Alexander Galimov
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Alexander Galimov in action
Born (1985-05-02)2 May 1985
Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
Died 12 September 2011(2011-09-12) (aged 26)
Moscow, Russia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
National team  Russia
Playing career 2004–2011

Alexander Saidgereyevich Galimov (Russian: Александр Саидгереевич Галимов; 2 May 1985 – 12 September, 2011) was a Russian professional ice hockey player. At the time of his death, he was a member of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) [1] whose team plane crashed on 7 September 2011.

Playing career[edit]

Alexander Galimov was born in 1985 in Yaroslavl, then the Soviet Union. He began his professional career in 2004 with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. The 6-foot, 196-pounder, played 341 RSL/KHL games, scoring 64 goals and 126 points, while racking up 280 penalty minutes.

Galimov was a member of the silver-medal winning Russian U20 team at the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He also played for the Russia men's national ice hockey team on the 2009–10 and 2010–11 Euro Hockey Tours.

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash[edit]

On 7 September 2011, a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team including Galimov, 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. Galimov was the only player from the team's roster to survive the initial impact. A crew member, Alexander Sizov, also survived.[2][3][4]

Galimov suffered burns to over 90 percent of his body.[5] The medical team in Yaroslavl managed to stabilize him, and on the following day, 8 September, he was transported to the Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, where he was placed in a medically induced coma, and on artificial ventilation.[6]

On 12 September 2011, Galimov died from the burns he had sustained in the crash.[7][8] Lokomotiv Yaroslavl marketing manager Yevgeni Chuev said it was likely that another memorial, this time specifically for Galimov, would be held on 13 September 2011.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 41 1 1 2 37 9 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 35 5 3 8 46 11 3 0 3 2
2006–07 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 54 16 13 29 50 7 1 1 2 10
2007–08 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 51 9 9 18 45 10 0 0 0 14
2008–09 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 55 7 6 13 28 19 2 2 4 8
2009–10 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 52 13 12 25 46 16 8 6 14 33
2010–11 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 53 13 18 31 31 18 9 5 14 10
RSL/KHL totals 341 64 62 126 283 90 23 14 37 77
Alexander Galimov
Medal record
Competitor for Russia Russia
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2005 USA

International[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Russia WJC 2 6 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 6 1 2 3 0

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