Artem Yarchuk

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Artem Yarchuk
Born (1990-05-03)3 May 1990
Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
Died 7 September 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 21)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–2011

Artem Nikolayevich Yarchuk (Russian: Артём Николаевич Ярчук) (3 May 1990 – 7 September 2011) was a Russian professional ice hockey winger who played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[1]


On 7 September 2011, Yarchuk 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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  1. ^ Yaroslavl Lokomotiv's 2010-11 Roster
  2. ^ "First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl". 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  3. ^ "The list of Lokomotiv players who died". 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  4. ^ "Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 

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