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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian,died from a plane crash he was 37.

Kārlis Skrastiņš was a Latvian professional ice hockey player. Skrastins was a member of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and was on board the team plane which crashed on September 7, 2011 died from a plane crash he was 37.Skrastins played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) before joining Lokomotiv in 2011.

(July 9, 1974 – September 7, 2011)

Playing career

Skrastiņš was drafted by Nashville Predators with the 230th pick in the ninth round of 1998 NHL Entry Draft.[2] He played for Nashville for next five seasons until being traded to the Colorado Avalanche in 2003.[3] On February 8, 2007, he played in his 487th consecutive game to pass Tim Horton for the longest playing streak in NHL history for a defenceman.[4] Skrastiņš' streak ended at 495 games, when he missed a February 25, 2007 game against the Anaheim Ducks with a knee injury.[5] He had previously missed only one other game due to injury in his career — against St. Louis on February 18, 2000, with a minor shoulder injury. The streak led to him being given the nickname "Ironman".[6]
In his fourth season with the Avalanche in 2007–08, he was traded to the Florida Panthers for Ruslan Salei on February 26, 2008.[7] In his first full season with the Panthers in 2008–09, Skrastiņš scored a career high 18 points in 80 games. On October 16, 2008, he played his 600th career NHL game against the Minnesota Wild[8] and on November 1, 2008, he scored his 100th point in his NHL career in a 3–2 loss fittingly against his original club, the Nashville Predators.[9]
On July 2, 2009, he was signed by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract worth $2.75 million.[10] He scored his only two goals of the 2009–10 season, including the game winner, on December 19 in a 4–3 Stars victory over the Detroit Red Wings.[11]
On May 17, 2011, after eleven seasons in the NHL, Skrastiņš left to sign a contract with Russian team, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.[12]

Death

On September 7, 2011, he was killed, when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly his entire Lokomotiv team, crashed just outside Yaroslavl, Russia.[13] 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.'"

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs



Regular season
Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Pardaugava Riga LHL 16 7 6 13 10  —  —  —  —  —
1992–93 Pardaugava Riga LHL 10 7 2 9 12  —  —  —  —  —
1992–93 Pardaugava Riga RSL 40 3 5 8 16 2 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Pardaugava Riga RSL 42 7 5 12 18 2 1 0 1 4
1994–95 Pardaugava Riga RSL 52 4 14 18 69  —  —  —  —  —
1995–96 TPS SM-l 50 4 11 15 32 11 2 2 4 10
1996–97 TPS SM-l 50 2 8 10 20 12 0 4 4 2
1997–98 TPS SM-l 48 4 15 19 67 4 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 1 1 0  —  —  —  —  —
1998–99 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 75 8 36 44 47 2 0 1 1 2
1999–00 Nashville Predators NHL 59 5 6 11 20  —  —  —  —  —
1999–00 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 19 3 8 11 10  —  —  —  —  —
2000–01 Nashville Predators NHL 82 1 11 12 30  —  —  —  —  —
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 82 4 13 17 36  —  —  —  —  —
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 82 3 10 13 44  —  —  —  —  —
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 5 8 13 26 11 0 2 2 2
2004–05 HK Riga 2000 BLR 34 8 17 25 30 3 0 0 0 25
2004–05 HK Riga 2000 LHL 4 0 4 4 0 9 3 10 13 33
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 3 11 14 65 9 0 1 1 10
2006–07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 68 0 11 11 30  —  —  —  —  —
2007–08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 43 1 3 4 20  —  —  —  —  —
2007–08 Florida Panthers NHL 17 1 0 1 12  —  —  —  —  —
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 80 4 14 18 30  —  —  —  —  —
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 79 2 11 13 24  —  —  —  —  —
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 74 3 5 8 38  —  —  —  —  —
NHL totals 832 32 104 136 375 20 0 3 3 12

International



Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1993 Latvia WC-C 7 1 6 7 0
1993 Latvia OQ 4 1 1 2 2
1994 Latvia WJC-C 4 1 5 6 33
1994 Latvia WC-B 7 3 5 8 0
1995 Latvia WC-B 7 1 1 2 4
1997 Latvia WC 8 0 3 3 4
1999 Latvia WC 6 1 1 2 6
2000 Latvia WC 7 1 2 3 4
2001 Latvia WC 6 3 0 3 0
2002 Latvia OG 1 0 0 0 0
2003 Latvia WC 6 3 3 6 27
2005 Latvia OQ 3 1 0 1 0
2005 Latvia WC 6 2 0 2 2
2006 Latvia OG 5 0 1 1 0
2009 Latvia WC 7 1 1 2 0
2010 Latvia OG 4 0 0 0 0
Junior Int'l totals 4 1 5 6 33
Senior Int'l totals 84 18 24 42 49


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