Bio box on some victims of Russian plane crash

September 7, 2011 - 2:55 PM

Some of the victims killed in the crash of a Russian plane carrying the Lokomotiv hockey team of the Kontinental Hockey League:

— Brad McCrimmon, 52, from Canada. A former Detroit Red Wings assistant who took over as Lokomotiv head coach in May. Played in 1,222 NHL games between 1979-97, compiling 81 goals and 322 assists.

— Pavol Demitra, 36, from Slovakia. A three-time NHL All-Star who helped Slovakia win a world championship bronze medal in 2003. Scored 304 goals in 847 NHL games. Three-time Olympian.

— Ruslan Salei, 36, from Belarus. A defenseman who played in 917 NHL games, totaling 45 goals and 149 assists for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, and Detroit Red Wings.

— Stefan Liv, 30, from Sweden. A veteran goalkeeper who won Olympic gold with Sweden as a backup in 2006.

— Karlis Skrastins, 37, from Latvia. A defenseman who played in 832 NHL games, mainly for the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche.

— Josef Vasicek, 30, from Czech Republic. A Czech forward who spent most of his NHL career with the Carolina Hurricanes.

— Karel Rachunek, 32, from Czech Republic. Played 371 NHL games with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, and won a world champion ship title with the Czech Republic in 2010.