Daniil Sobchenko
Born 13 April 1991(1991-04-13),
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died 7 September]] 2011 (aged 20),
Tunoshna Airport, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
NHL Draft 165th overall, 2011
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2009–2011
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Russia Russia
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2011 United States

Danylo Yevhenovych "Daniil" Sobchenko (13 April 1991 – 7 September 2011) was a Ukrainian-Russian professional ice hockey player. Born in Kiev, Sobchenko spent the entirety of his professional hockey career with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League. He was a member of the Russian national team that competed in the IIHF World Championship's under 18 and under 20 levels; winning gold for the country in 2011. Sobchenko was drafted 165th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. He died along with most of the Lokomotiv team in a plane crash on the first day of the 2011–12 season.


On 7 September 2011, Sobchenko was killed when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly his entire Lokomotiv 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.[1][2][3] The bodies of Ukrainian teammates Sobchenko and Vitali Anikeyenko were repatriated following the crash for burial in Ukraine. The funeral was held on 10 September at Sovskom cemetery in Kiev.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 35 5 1 6 6 6 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 16 1 1 2 4 17 0 1 1 18
KHL totals 51 6 2 8 10 11 0 1 1 16

See alsoEdit


  1. First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl. (2011-09-07). Retrieved on 2011-09-07.
  2. The list of Lokomotiv players who died. (2011-09-07). Retrieved on 2011-09-07.
  3. 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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