Alexander Kalyanin

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Alexander Kalyanin
Alexander Kalyanin, Russia B (2010).jpg
Born (1987-09-24)24 September 1987
Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 7 September 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 23)
Tunoshna, Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Traktor Chelyabinsk
Dizel Penza
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–2011

Alexander Igorevich Kalyanin (Russian: Александр Игоревич Калянин) (24 September 1987 – 7 September 2011) was a Russian professional ice hockey winger who played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[1]

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On 7 September 2011, Kalyanin 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.'"[2][3][4]

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