Ruslan Salei’s life celebrated with incredible sand art video

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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  • http://Enteryourwebsite... Jim Krueger

    What a fitting trubite to the lives that were lost hopefully the video will be showan at all hockey arenas in north America once hockey resumes

  • http://Enteryourwebsite... bob harwood

    Beautiful tribute!

    • http://Enteryourwebsite... Sean Cooperman

      Glod bless the families of this amazing people. We not only lost great hockey players but great people. Their loss will be felt in hockey and other areaas for many years to come.

      Best to their families, loved ones and everyone affected. May we never forget.

  • http://Enteryourwebsite... Megan Gross

    What an incredibly talented individual to express life in such a way. Who would have thought?! Salei was an incredible player and individual. Prayers to his family during this anniversary remembering a terrible loss.

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