Andrei Kiryukhin

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Andrei Kiryukhin
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Born (1987-08-04)4 August 1987
Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 7 September 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 24)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Playing career 2005–2011
Andrei Kiryukhin
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Sweden

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).[1]

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[edit]

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.'"[2][3][4]

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