Russian Jet Carrying a Hockey Team Crashes

A plane crash in Russia… a pro hockey team on board. At least 43 people are dead.

FOX News Radio’s Jessica Golloher has more from Moscow:

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Several of those killed were names known to even casual hockey fans, some with long NHL careers.

FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has more on the players:

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A list of NHL players and draft picks killed in the crash, with the teams they played for:

Pavol Demitra – Ottawa, St. Louis, LA, Minnesota, Vancouver

Jan Marek – NY Rangers (draft), LA

Karel Rachunek – Ottawa, NY Rangers, NJ

Stefan Liv – Grand Rapids (minor league), Toledo (minor league)

Ruslan Salei – Anaheim, Florida, Colorado, Detroit

Karlis Skrastins – Nashville, Colorado, Florida, Dallas

Josef Vasicek – Carolina, Nashville, NY Islanders

Alexander Vasyunov – NJ

Vitali Ankienko – Ottawa (draft)

Daniil Sobchenko – SJ (draft)

Ivan Tkachenko – Columbus (draft)

Coaching Staff

HEAD COACH: Brad McCrimmon – Boston, Philadelphia, Calgary, Detroit, Hartford, Phoenix

ASS’T COACH: Alexander Karpostev – NY Rangers, Chicago, NY Islanders, Toronto, Florida

ASS’T COACH: Igor Korolev – St. Louis, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Toronto, Chicago

Upon word of the crash… a hockey game in Ufa, Russia was cancelled midway through the game and a symbolic tapping of the ice with their hockey sticks to remember the dead.

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