5 August 1971|
10 October 2014 (aged 43)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)|
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim|
HC CSKA Moscow
HC Lada Togliatti
HC Dynamo Moscow
56th overall, 1993|
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
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.
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- Беда! Знаменитый челябинский хоккеист впал в кому. Врачи пытаются спасти ему жизнь. ura.ru. 12 July 2014
- Чемпион мира по хоккею Валерий Карпов скончался на 44-м году жизни. itar-tass.com. 10 October 2014