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Alexei Zhamnov

Full name: Alexei Yurievich Zhamnov
Last team: Boston Bruins

Number: 13
Position: Center
Height: 6’1”/185 cm
Weight: 204 lbs/92 kg
Shoots: Left
Born: September 30, 1970 in Moscow, RUS
Drafted: Selected by the Winnipeg Jets in 4th round (77th overall) of the 1990 Entry Draft

Strengths: Alexei Zhamnov played like a prototypical Russian center – patient, skilled with the puck, and with excellent passing abilities. He scored many impressive goals in his career.

Weaknesses: Despite his size, Zhamnov was not physical enough. Also, with his talent, he sometimes didn’t play to his full ability when under pressure.

Biography: As a boy, Alexei Zhamnov was an average student and not very disciplined. He had a fun childhood with hockey being his #1 passion. He was lucky to be noticed by a trainer from the Dynamo organization when practising in a backyard. Alexei was invited to the Dynamo sports school, where he developed his hockey skills and was a productive center. He was drafted to the NHL in 1990, but left two years later, after earning three Soviet league championships with Dynamo (1990-92), a silver medal at the World Juniors, participation at the Canada Cup, and gold medals at the 1991 World Championship and the 1992 Olympics. The Alexei arrived in North America as one of the best young Russian forwards. On the Winnipeg Jets, he enjoyed being the playmaking centre to star snipers Keith Tkachuk and Teemu Selanne. On April 1, 1995, Zhamnov scored five goals in one game and finished third in NHL scoring that season. Next year he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for fan favourite Jeremy Roenick. Zhamnov felt the pressure to be as great a player in Chicago. In 2002, Alexei became the first European captain of the Blackhawks. Unfortunately, Chicago made the NHL playoffs only once with Zhamnov. Internationally, Zhamnov played for Russia at the 1998 and 2002 Olympics, winning silver and bronze medals in addition to his gold from 1992. He later hinted that he was done playing for Russia. In 2004, Zhamnov was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers, where he was a crucial part of their offense. During the NHL lockout, Zhamnov played for Vityaz Chekhov in Russia’s second league. He was briefly a Boston Bruin before retiring due to injury. Alexei then returned to Russia to be the general manager of Vityaz, a position he retains to this day.

Club Stats:

Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
1988-89 Dynamo Moscow 4 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow 43 11 6 17 21
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow 46 16 12 28 24
1991-92 Dynamo Moscow 39 15 21 36 28
1992-93 Winnipeg 68 25 47 72 +7 58
1993-94 Winnipeg 61 26 45 70 -20 62
1994-95 Winnipeg 48 30 35 65 +5 20
1995-96 Winnipeg 58 22 37 59 -4 65
1996-97 Chicago 74 20 42 62 +18 56
1997-98 Chicago 70 21 28 49 +16 61
1998-99 Chicago 76 20 41 61 -10 50
1999-00 Chicago 71 23 37 60 +7 61
2000-01 Chicago 63 13 36 49 -12 40
2001-02 Chicago 77 22 45 67 +8 67
2002-03 Chicago 74 15 43 58 0 70
2003-04 Chicago/Philadelphia 43 11 25 36 -1 28
2004-05 Vityaz Chekhov (RSL-2) 24 5 22 27 +11 20
2005-06 Boston 24 1 9 10 -4 30
Totals USSR League 132 42 39 81 +8 73
Totals NHL Reg. Season 807 249 470 719 +10 668
Totals NHL Playoffs 35 6 13 19 -6 18

National Team Stats:

Year Tournament GP G A PTS PIM
1990 World U20 7 6 1 7 6
1991 Worlc Championship 10 4 5 9 12
1991 Canada Cup 5 3 0 3 2
1992 Olympic Games 8 0 3 3 8
1992 World Championship 6 0 0 0 29
1996 World Cup 4 0 2 2 6
1998 Olympic Games 6 2 1 3 2
2000 World Championship 5 0 1 1 0
2002 Olympic Games 6 1 0 1 4
Totals U20 Level 7 6 1 7 6
Totals Senior Level 50 10 12 22 63

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