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Alexei Yashin

Full name: Alexei Valerievich Yashin
Last Team: CSKA Moscow (KHL)

Number: 19
Position: Center
Height: 6’3″/190 cm
Weight: 217 lbs/99 kg
Shoots: Right
Born: November 5, 1973 in Ekaterinburg, RUS
Drafted: Selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1992 Entry Draft

Strengths: Yashin was a leader on the ice, patiently orchestrating attacks on the opponent’s net. He had great puck handling skills and in his prime had one of the most dangerous shots in the NHL. At his peak, he was an elite, game-breaking talent.

Weaknesses: Throughout his NHL career, Yashin gained a reputation as an under-achiever, largely because of his hefty contract with the Islanders. Yashin drew criticism for his lack of commitment to the defensive game.

Biography: While growing up in the Urals, Alexei Yashin played hockey for fun with his friend Nikolai Khabibulin. Obviously, Alexei was the shooter and Nikolai was the goalie. Alexei had such a wicked shot that he nearly tore down Khabibulin’s apartment! Yashin’s career began with Avtomobilist Sverdlovsk. In 1991, he was promoted to Dynamo Moscow and impressed many hockey scouts. He was the unexpected second overall pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. When he joined the Ottawa Senators, he quickly became a star. Having had an excellent rookie season, Alexei was compared to Mario Lemieux. After a couple of average seasons, Alexei broke through in the 1998-99 with 94 points. He was the runner for the NHL’s Hart Trophy (most valuable player). This was followed by a major contract dispute with the Senators. Yashin had to sit out the 1999-00 season and lost his status as a fan favourite player in Ottawa. The next year Alexei returned with another great season despite being paid much less. Still, fans booed him. Yashin was traded in 2001 to the last-place New York Islanders. He signed a record conract worth $90 million. Alexei was a key reason for the Islanders’ improvement, which included playoff appearances in three consecutive years. When invited, Alexei always plays for Russia at international tournaments, where he has won two Olympic medals (silver in 1998 and bronze in 2002). Yashin also played in the World Cups of 1996 and 2004 and in numerous  World Championships (including in 1993, when Russia won gold). He has also appeared in four NHL All-Star Games. During the NHL lockout, almost no European team could handle the insurance required for Yashin’s NHL contract. Eventually, he joined Lokomotiv in Yaroslavl and had 10 points in 9 playoff games. Alexei played for two more seasons on Long Island before the Islanders bought out the remainder of his contract. As a free agent, Yashin returned to Lokomotiv in 2007 and helped lead the team to the playoff final for two straight years. With the creation of the Kontinental Hockey League, Yashin became one of the league’s top attractions and captained the Russian team in the KHL All-Star Game. In 2009, Alexei signed with SKA St. Petersburg, where he had one excellent point-per-game season followed by a mediocre season. In 2011, Yashin came close to returning to the New York Islanders, but ultimately signed with CSKA Moscow. After one season with the Red Army club, Yashin has currently yet to find a team to continue playing hockey for.

Club Stats:

Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
1990-91 Avtomobilist Sverdlovsk 26 2 1 3 10
1991-92 Dynamo Moscow 35 7 5 12 19
1992-93 Dynamo Moscow 27 10 12 22 18
1993-94 Ottawa 83 30 49 79 -49 22
1994-95 Las Vegas (IHL) 24 15 20 35 32
1994-95 Ottawa 47 21 23 44 -20 20
1995-96 CSKA Moscow 4 2 2 4 4
1995-96 Ottawa 46 15 24 39 -15 28
1996-97 Ottawa 82 35 40 75 -7 44
1997-98 Ottawa 82 33 39 72 +6 24
1998-99 Ottawa 82 44 50 94 +16 54
2000-01 Ottawa 82 40 48 88 +10 30
2001-02 NY Islanders 78 32 43 75 -3 25
2002-03 NY Islanders 81 26 39 65 -12 32
2003-04 NY Islanders 47 15 19 34 -1 10
2004-05 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 10 3 3 6 +4 14
2005-06 NY Islanders 82 28 38 66 -14 68
2006-07 NY Islanders 58 18 32 50 +6 44
2007-08 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 56 16 27 43 63
2008-09 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 56 21 26 47  +10 30
2009-10 SKA St. Petersburg 56 18 46 64  +21 38
2010-11 SKA St. Petersburg 52 15 18 33 +4 50
2011-12 CSKA Moscow 43 9 11 20 0 18
Totals USSR/RHL/KHL Reg. Season 365 103 151 254 264
Totals RHL/KHL Playoffs 65 29 32 61 54
Totals NHL Reg. Season 850 337 444 781 -83 401
Totals NHL Playoffs 48 11 16 27 -16 24

National Team Stats:

Year Tournament GP G A PTS PIM
1991 European U18 5 1 3 4 2
1992 World U20 7 4 2 6 2
1993 World U20 3 1 0 1 4
1993 World Championship 8 2 1 3 5
1994 World Championship 5 1 2 3 8
1996 World Championship 8 4 5 9 4
1996 World Cup 5 0 2 2 6
1997 World Championship 5 3 0 3 12
1998 Olympic Games 6 3 3 6 0
1999 World Championship 6 8 1 9 6
2000 World Championship 5 1 1 2 8
2001 World Championship 7 2 3 5 6
2002 Olympic Games 6 1 1 2 0
2004 World Championship 6 1 2 3 2
2004 World Cup 4 1 2 3 4
2005 World Championship 9 2 1 3 8
2006 Olympic Games 8 1 3 4 4
Totals U18 Level 5 1 3 4 2
Totals U20 Level 10 5 2 7 6
Totals Senior Level 88 30 27 57 73

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