Ivan Tkachenko (ice hockey)
9 November 1979|
Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
|Died||9 July 2011
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (RSL)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (RSL)/(KHL)
|NHL Draft||98th overall, 2002
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Russia|
Ivan Leonidovich Tkachenko (Russian: Иван Леонидович Ткаченко) (9 November 1979 – 7 September 2011) was a Russian professional ice hockey winger who played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
On 7 September 2011, Tkachenko 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."
Three weeks after Tkachenko's death information appeared in the Internet that during the last four years of his life he had anonymously donated almost 10 million rubles (over 300,000 US dollars) for the treatment of children suffering from serious diseases. He transferred 500 000 rubles of this amount on the day before his death.
- Yaroslavl Lokomotiv's 2010-11 Roster
- "First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl". Lifenews.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- "The list of Lokomotiv players who died". Lifenews.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- "Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". theglobeandmail.com. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- Ivan Tkachenko's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Ivan Tkachenko's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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