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Alexander Karpovtsev , 41
assistant coach for the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team in Russia's Kontintental Hockey League12 seasons with five NHL teams before finishing his career with two seasons in the KHL. He had 34 goals and 154 assists in 596 NHL games.
Igor Korolev, 41
assistant coach for the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team in Russia's Kontintental Hockey League
played with the Hawks for one full season, 2001-02, and parts of the next two seasons at the same time as Karpovtsev.
Pavol Demitra, 36
a three-time NHL All-Star who helped Slovakia win a world championship bronze medal in 2003. He scored 304 goals in 847 NHL games.
Ruslan Salei, 36
a defenseman from Belarus who played in 917 NHL games for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, and Detroit Red Wings.
Karlis Skrastins, 37
a defenseman from Latvia who played in 832 NHL games for the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche.
Josef Vasicek, 28
a Czech professional ice hockey centre who last played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Vašíček was drafted 91st overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He scored his first hat trick against the San Jose Sharks. Won Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006. Vašíček was traded to the Nashville Predators in the Summer of 2006 for Scott Walker. In early 2007, he was traded back to Carolina for Éric Bélanger. On August 14, 2007, Vašíček signed a 1-year, $750,000 contract with the New York Islanders.
Robert Dietrich, 25
Dietrich was drafted for the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. He played with the DEG Metro Stars from 2005 to the 2008. On July 16, 2007, Dietrich was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Predators. He was re-assigned on loan to the Metro Stars for his first year of the contract, before he spent the final two seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals. On June 8, 2010, Dietrich returned to Germany and signed a two-year contract with Adler Mannheim.
Karel Rachůnek, 31
Rachůnek was a member of the Czech national hockey team at the 2008 Men's World Inline Hockey Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. He also won a gold medal with the Czech national hockey team in Czech Republic - Summer 2011 IIHF Hockey Championships. Rachunek was a member of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) when the team's plane crashed on September 7, 2011. He played eight seasons in North America in the National Hockey League (NHL). Rachunek was drafted in the ninth round, 229th overall, by the Ottawa Senators in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
Jan Marek, 31
a Czech professional ice hockey centre, playing for HC CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was selected by the New York Rangers in the 8th round (243rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. From the New York Rangers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (later traded to Buffalo on June 21, 2008) for Sean Avery and John Seymour on Feb. 5, 2007.
Brad McCrimmon served under Babcock for three seasons after being assistant with the Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames and New York Islanders. Canadian manager Brad McCrimmon was coaching Lokomotiv this season.