Found August 29, 2012 on The Nosebleeds:

Former NHLer Ruslan Salei was one of the victims of the Russian plane crash that killed 44 of the 45 members of the KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, a tragedy that is approaching it’s one year anniversary (September 7).

Salei, a defenseman who played from 1996-2011 with the Anaheim Ducks (formerly Mighty Ducks of Anaheim), Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings, was also the former captain of the Belarus national team.

His life was remembered at the first annual Ruslan Salei Memorial Tournament held in Minsk last weekend, and part of that memorial included an incredible sand art animation, as seen on the Jumbotron at the start of the tournament.

Check it out below, it’s absolutely incredible.

[Puck Daddy]


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