Marat Kalimulin

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Marat Kalimulin
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Born (1988-08-20)20 August 1988
Tolyatti, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 7 September 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 23)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for HC Lada Togliatti
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Playing career 2005–2011
Marat Kalimulin
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Czech Republic

Marat Natfulovich Kalimulin (Russian: Марат Натфулович Калимулин; 20 August 1988 – 7 September 2011) was a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[1] He was killed in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash, in which almost all players and coaches from the club perished.


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

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