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Former Blues Player Pavol Demitra Among Hockey Players Dead in Russian Plane Crash

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A former Blues player is among the 43 people dead following the crash of an airliner Wednesday carrying the KHL hockey team, Locomotiv Yarslavl. The Russian-built airliner crashed in western Russia shortly after liftoff. Just two people survived the accident.

Pavol Demitra was not one of the survivors. Demitra joined the St. Louis Blues in 1996 via a trade with Ottawa and went on to spend eight seasons wearing The Note. During his time here, Demitra was voted onto three All-Star team. The center had a career high in the 2002-03 season with 57 assists and 93 points.

He last played in the NHL for the Vancouver Canucks in 2010 before injuries forced him out of the game. He signed with Locomotiv of the Kontinental Hockey League later that year. Demitra was 37 and left behind a wife and two children.

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Bcamppuck
Bcamppuck

He was well known in my hometown of Alton, where he would frequent local restaurants after cruising the River Road on his motorcycle. A very well liked guy. Sad, sad news.

MIKE RYAN
MIKE RYAN

WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE PAVOL FOR 8 YEARS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO  OUT TO  HIS FAMILY. WE WILL MISS YOU.

Angie
Angie

Demitra - one of the best hockey players! Slovakia is very proud for having such a legend!

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