24 September 1987|
Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
7 September 2011 (aged 23)|
Tunoshna, Yaroslavl, Russia
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
Traktor Chelyabinsk |
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).
On 7 September 2011, Kalyanin was killed in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash, 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.'" He died just 17 days before his twenty-fourth birthday.
- Yaroslavl Lokomotiv's 2010-11 Roster Archived 2011-01-20 at the Wayback Machine
- "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.[permanent dead link]
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