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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Vitali Anikeyenko, Ukrainian, died from a plane crash he was 24.

Vitaly Serhiiovych Anikeyenko was a Ukrainian-Russian professional ice hockey player died from a plane crash he was 24.. Born in Kiev, Anikeyenko spent the entirety of his professional hockey career with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League, save for the a loan spell with Metallurg Novokuznetsk during 2007–08. He was a member of the Russian national team that competed in the IIHF World Championship's under 18 and under 20 levels; winning a silver medal for the country in 2007. Anikeyenko was drafted 70th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He died along with most of the Lokomotiv team in a plane crash on the first day of the 2011–12 season.

(January 2, 1987 – September 7, 2011) 

Death

On September 7, 2011, Anikeyenko was killed in a plane crash when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly his entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team, crashed at Tunoshna Airport, just outside the city of Yaroslavl, Russia. The team was traveling to Minsk to play their opening game of the season, with its coaching staff and prospects. Lokomotiv officials confirmed that the entire main roster was on the flight, including four players from the junior team.[2][3][4] The bodies of Ukrainian teammates Anikeyenko and Daniil Sobchenko were repatriated following the crash for burial in Ukraine.[5] The funeral was held on September 10 at Sovskom cemetery in Kiev.[6]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 26 0 1 1 28 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 25 1 2 3 16 3 0 0 0 12
2007–08 Metallurg Novokuznezk RSL 10 1 1 2 10
2007–08 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 40 4 9 13 48 16 0 0 0 20
2008–09 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 40 2 9 11 44 19 0 2 2 10
2009–10 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 52 7 11 18 50 9 1 0 1 8
2010–11 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 52 5 14 19 79 3 0 2 2 4
RSL totals 101 6 13 19 102 20 0 0 0 32

International statistics

Year Team Event Place GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Russia WJC18 3 6 0 0 0 4
2005 Russia WJC18 5th 6 1 1 2 12
2007 Russia WJC 2 6 0 1 1 10
Junior Int'l Totals 18 1 2 3 26


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