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Danylo Yevhenovych "Daniil" Sobchenko (Ukrainian: Данило Євге́нович Собченко; 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 166th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. He died along with the entire Lokomotiv team in a plane crash on the first day of the 2011–12 season.

Daniil Sobchenko
Born (1991-04-13)13 April 1991
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died 7 September 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 20)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
NHL Draft 166th overall, 2011
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2009–2011
Daniil Sobchenko
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 United States



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.[4] The funeral was held on 10 September at Sovskoe cemetery in Kiev.[5]

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 2011-09-07.
  2. ^ "The list of Lokomotiv players who died". 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
  3. ^ "Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". Toronto: 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.[dead link]
  4. ^ . Press service of the Russian Hockey Federation Ukraine. 9 September 2011 Retrieved 9 September 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-09-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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