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Statement Regarding Demitra, Korolev

Wednesday, 09.07.2011 / 2:20 PM / St Louis Blues - News
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Statement Regarding Demitra, Korolev
ST. LOUIS – Blues President John Davidson has issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Blues players Pavol Demitra and Igor Korolev.

“On behalf of the St. Louis Blues, we are deeply saddened by the tragedy that took place today in Russia involving the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey club. The entire hockey community has been affected by this news and our most heart-felt condolences go out to the families of those who perished.”

“The St. Louis Blues have lost two members of our family, Pavol Demitra and Igor Korolev, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families as well. Pavol and Igor were both incredibly passionate and dedicated players and their influence in St. Louis was not only felt on the ice, but throughout the community.”

Pavol Demitra was acquired by the Blues in 1996 and spent eight seasons in St. Louis (1996-2004).

Igor Korolev was drafted by the Blues in the second round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and spent two seasons in St. Louis (1992-1994).

Former Blues forward Keith Tkachuk, who played with Demitra and Brad McCrimmon, who also died in the crash, said, "I am beyond devastated by the tragic news involving my good friends Brad and Pavol and the rest of their teammates in Russia. Brad was my teammate in Phoenix and later coached me in Atlanta and was truly a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. Pav was like a brother to me and I cannot believe that he is no longer with us.

"This is a terrible day for the hockey fraternity. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with their families during this difficult time.”

DEMITRA REGULAR SEASON Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1996-1997 Blues 8 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 1 15 20.0
1997-1998 Blues 61 22 30 52 11 22 4 4 6 147 15.0
1998-1999 Blues 82 37 52 89 13 16 14 0 10 259 14.3
1999-2000 Blues 71 28 47 75 34 8 8 0 4 241 11.6
2000-2001 Blues 44 20 25 45 27 16 5 0 5 124 16.1
2001-2002 Blues 82 35 43 78 13 46 11 0 10 212 16.5
2002-2003 Blues 78 36 57 93 0 32 11 0 4 205 17.6
2003-2004 Blues 68 23 35 58 1 18 8 0 5 179 12.8




KOROLEV REGULAR SEASON Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1992-1993 Blues 74 4 23 27 -1 20 2 0 0 76 5.3
1993-1994 Blues 73 6 10 16 -12 40 0 0 1 93 6.5
NHL Totals 795 119 227 346 -29 330 28 7 21 983 12.1

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V. Tarasenko 5 1 4 4 5
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B. Elliott 1 2 1 .924 1.73

 
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