Valeri Karpov

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Valeri Karpov
Born 5 August 1971
Chelyabinsk, Russia
Died 10 October 2014 (aged 43)
Chelyabinsk, Russia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Traktor Chelyabinsk
HC CSKA Moscow
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
HC Lada Togliatti
HC Dynamo Moscow
HC Mechel
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 56th overall, 1993
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 1988–2005

Valeri Yevgenievich Karpov (Russian: Валерий Евгеньевич Карпов, 5 August 1971 – 10 October 2014) was an Russian ice hockey player. He played in the Soviet Hockey League and National Hockey League. He competed for Traktor Chelyabinsk and HC CSKA Moscow in Russia before moving to North America.

In the summer of 2014, during a fight in his house he took a hit to the head. Afterwards, he had a bad fall that resulted in a coma. He underwent two trepanning surgeries, but did not regain consciousness. He died on 10 October 2014.[1][2]

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