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Nikita Klyukin
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
Teams Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
Born November 10, 1989(1989-11-10),
Rybinsk, Soviet Union
Died September 7 2011 (aged 21),
Yaroslavl, Russia
Pro Career 2008 – 2011
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Russia Russia
Ice hockey
World Under-18 Championship
Gold 2007 Finland
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2009 Canada

Nikita Sergeyevich Klyukin (Russian: Никита Сергеевич Клюкин) (November 10, 1989 – September 7, 2011) was a Russian professional ice hockey centre who played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[1]


On September 7, 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]

See alsoEdit


  1. Yaroslavl Lokomotiv's 2010-11 Roster
  2. First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl. (2011-09-07). Retrieved on 2011-09-07.
  3. The list of Lokomotiv players who died. (2011-09-07). Retrieved on 2011-09-07.
  4. Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash. (2011-09-07). Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved on 2011-09-07.

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