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 Ruslan Salei

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Ruslan Salei

Birth
Minsk, Minsk City District, Belarus
Death 7 Sep 2011 (aged 36)
Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia
Burial Minsk, Minsk City District, Belarus
Memorial ID 76150600 View Source
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Professional Hockey Player. For fourteen seasons (1996 to 2004, 2005 to 2011), he played at the defense position in the National Hockey League with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings. He began his career with the Minsk Dynamo in 1992 and was selected by the Mighty Ducks as their first choice (9th overall pick) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He marked his league debut with Anaheim during the 1996-1997 season and appeared in 30 games that year. He was a contributor to the Mighty Ducks squad which reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 2003. In 917 regular season games, he compiled 45 goals with 159 assists. Salei perished in a plane crash in Russia which claimed the lives of several other former NHL players.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 7 Sep 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 76150600
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/76150600/ruslan-salei : accessed ), memorial page for Ruslan Salei (2 Nov 1974–7 Sep 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 76150600, citing Moskovsky Cemetery, Minsk, Minsk City District, Belarus ; Maintained by Find A Grave .