Nikita Klyukin

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Nikita Klyukin
Born (1989-11-10)10 November 1989
Rybinsk, Soviet Union
Died 7 September 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 21)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
Playing career 2008–2011
Medal record
Representing  Russia
IIHF World U20 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Canada
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Under-18 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2007 Finland
World Junior A Challenge
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Yorkton

Nikita Sergeyevich Knykin (Russian: Никита Серге́евич Клюкин) (10 November 1989 – 7 September 2011) was a Russian professional ice hockey player.(KHL).[1]


On 7 September 2011, Klyukin 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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  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.[permanent dead link]

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