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Statement from Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney Regarding Tragic Plane Crash in Russia

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney issued the following statement regarding the tragic plane crash in Russia today.

Brad McCrimmon (left) and Igor Korolev, as shown in the  1996-97 Coyotes Media Guide.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that took place today in Russia involving the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL) hockey club.

"On behalf of the entire Phoenix Coyotes organization, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those who perished.

“The Coyotes lost two members of our family in Brad McCrimmon and Igor Korolev, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families as well. Brad and Igor were part of the Coyotes inaugural season in the Valley and we will forever remember the great contributions they made to our community on and off the ice. They will be greatly missed."
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