Alexander Vyukhin
Born January 9, 1973(1973-01-09),
Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
Died September 07 2011 (aged 38),
Tunoshna, near Yaroslavl, Russia
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Pro clubs Sokil Kyiv (RSL)
Avangard Omsk (RSL)
Sibir Novosibirsk (RSL)
Severstal Cherepovets (RSL)/(KHL)
Metallurg Novokuznetsk (KHL)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
Ntl. team Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1992–2011

Alexander Vyukhin (Ukrainian: Олександр Євгенович В'юхін, Oleksandr Yevhenovych Viukhin; January 9, 1973 - September 7, 2011) was a Ukrainian professional ice hockey goaltender who last played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He perished in the tragic Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash outside of Yaroslavl.

Playing careerEdit

Vyukhin moved from Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) to Ukraine as a junior where he would play in both Kharkiv and Kiev. He began his professional career in 1992 with Sokil Kyiv, then in the Russian Superleague. He played 19 seasons in Russia, with Avangard Omsk, Sibir Novosibirsk, Severstal Cherepovets, and Metallurg Novokuznetsk before being transferred to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl during the 2010-2011 season. Vyukhin represented Ukraine in the 1999 IIHF World Championship and in two C-Pool World Championships.[1]


On September 7, 2011, Vyukhin 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] He was buried in Omsk next to the grave of Alexei Cherepanov.[5]


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