Yuri Urychev

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Yuri Urychev
Born (1991-04-03)3 April 1991
Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 7 September 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 20)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 4.5 in (194 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–2011
Yuri Urychev
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 United States

Yuri Olegovich Urychev (Russian: Юрий Олегович Урычев; 3 April 1991 – 7 September 2011) was a Russian professional ice hockey player who at the time of his death played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League.


On 7 September 2011, Urychev 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."[1][2][3]

He was injured and serving a suspension at the time and was not originally scheduled to fly to the game, but he volunteered to go to support the team even though he wouldn't be able to play.[4]

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  1. ^ Morgunov, Sergei (7 September 2011). Первые фото с места крушения Як-42 под Ярославлем. Lifenews.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Mogutin, Nikita (7 September 2011). Опубликован список погибших хоккеистов Локомотива. Lifenews.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Mirtle, James (7 September 2011). "McCrimmon, Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Хоккеист Урычев не должен был лететь с "Локомотивом" в Минск. RIA Novosti (in Russian). 8 September 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

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