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Dmitri Uchaykin (Russian: Дмитрий Викторович Учайкин) (10 June 1980 – 31 March 2013) was a Russian ice hockey left-winger.

Dmitri Uchaykin
Born (1980-06-10)10 June 1980
Khabarovsk, Soviet Union
Died 31 March 2013(2013-03-31) (aged 32)
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for Amur Khabarovsk
HC Yugra
Gazovik Tyumen
Ermak Angarsk
Yertis Pavlodar
Playing career 1998–2013

Uchaykin was born in Khabarovsk, Soviet Union.[1]


Hockey careerEdit

From 1998 until 2009, Uchaykin played for his hometown team Amur Khabarovsk.[2] Afterwards, Uchaykin played briefly for HC Yugra (Khanty-Mansiysk), Rubin Tyumen (then "Gazovik"), and Ermak Angarsk.[2]

Uchaykin last played for Yertis Pavlodar of the Kazakhstan Hockey Championship, since 2010.[2]


On 27 March 2013[3] Uchaykin was on the ice for Yertis Pavlodar against Arystan Temirtau in the Kazakhstan Hockey Championship playoffs, when he sustained a high hit from Arystan's Donatas Kumeliauskas. Soon he was taken to the hospital, where he died of cerebral hemorrhage at 4 am on 31 March.[4][5][6]

He was survived by his wife Anna, who was pregnant at the time of his death, and daughter Polina.[3][7]

A memorial service for Uchaykin was held in Pavlodar on 2 April.[5] Uchaykin was buried in his hometown Khabarovsk on 4 April.[3]


The director of Yertis Pavlodar stated to the media that Kumeliauskas's fatal hit on Uchaykin was legal.[3] Kumeliauskas himself also denied violating the rules.[8] No disciplinary action was taken against him by the league; nevertheless, Arystan chose to keep Kumeliauskas on the bench during the next game of the series on 1 April.[8]

The club announced that Uchaykin's #17 will be permanently retired, and that it has paid Uchaykin's widow his remaining contract salary at the time of his death.[3]


  1. ^ Международное Информационное Агентство. "Аким Павлодарской области выразил соболезнования семье хоккеиста Дмитрия Учайкина". Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Погиб на полуфинале… После столкновения в игре, умер форвард «Иртыша» Дмитрий Учайкин - Тексты - Советский Спорт". Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Клуб "Ертiс-Павлодар" не имеет претензий к травмировавшему Учайкина хоккеисту . Хоккей". Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  4. ^ Mooney, Harrison (31 March 2013). "Russian forward Dmitri Uchaykin dies after headshot in Kazakhstan hockey league | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports". Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b . Retrieved 13 November 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Хоккейный клуб Ертiс". Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Dmitri Uchaykin, Kazakh League forward, dies after headshot". Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  8. ^ a b . 17 September 2014 Retrieved 13 November 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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