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Valeri Kamensky
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Born April 18, 1966 (1966-04-18) (age 51)
Voskresensk, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
Played for USSR
Khimik Voskresensk
CSKA Moscow
NHL
Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
New York Rangers
Dallas Stars
New Jersey Devils
National team Template:Country data URS &
Template:Country data RUS
NHL Draft 129th overall, 1988
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1982–2005

Valeri Kamensky (born Valeri Viktorovich Kamenski on April 18, 1966) is a retired Russian hockey player.

Playing CareerEdit

Before the NHL, Valeri started his career with Khimik Voskresensk in the Soviet Championship League (1982–85) and also played for CSKA Moscow (1985–91).

In 1991, Valeri moved to the NHL, where he played for the Quebec Nordiques (1991–95, spending the '94 lockout break in HC Ambri-Piotta, Switzerland), Colorado Avalanche (1995–99), New York Rangers (1999–2001), Dallas Stars (2001–02) and the New Jersey Devils (2001–02). He won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with Colorado.

Valeri is also known for scoring one of the most memorable goals in NHL history. He received a pass and scored while spinning in mid-air. The goal was used in the opening intro for the NHL 98 video game.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83Khimik VoskresenskUSSR50000
1983–84Khimik VoskresenskUSSR202246
1984–85Khimik VoskresenskUSSR45931224
1985–86CSKA MoscowUSSR40159248
1986–87CSKA MoscowUSSR371382116
1987–88CSKA MoscowUSSR5126204640
1988–89CSKA MoscowUSSR4018102830
1989–90CSKA MoscowUSSR4519183738
1990–91CSKA MoscowUSSR4620264666
1991–92Quebec NordiquesNHL237142114
1992–93Quebec NordiquesNHL321522371460116
1993–94Quebec NordiquesNHL7628376542
1994–95HC Ambri-PiottaNLA12136192
1994–95Quebec NordiquesNHL401020302221010
1995–96Colorado AvalancheNHL81384785852210122228
1996–97Colorado AvalancheNHL6828386638178142216
1997–98Colorado AvalancheNHL7526406660723518
1998–99Colorado AvalancheNHL6514304428104594
1999–00New York RangersNHL5813193224
2000–01New York RangersNHL6514203436
2001–02Dallas StarsNHL243692
2001–02New Jersey DevilsNHL3048121820000
2003–04Khimik VoskresenskRSL23591453
2004–05Khimik VoskresenskRSL5717193659
NHL totals 637 200 301 501 383 66 25 35 60 72

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1985 Soviet Union WJC Template:Bronze3 7 2 2 4 8
1986 Soviet Union WJC Template:Gold1 7 7 6 13 6
Junior Int'l Totals 14 9 8 17 14
1986 Soviet Union WC Template:Gold1 9 2 0 2 8
1987 Soviet Union WC Template:Silver2 10 5 3 8 6
1987 Soviet Union CC Template:Silver2 9 6 1 7 6
1988 Soviet Union Oly Template:Gold1 8 4 2 6 4
1989 Soviet Union WC Template:Gold1 10 4 4 8 8
1990 Soviet Union WC Template:Gold1 10 7 2 9 20
1991 Soviet Union WC Template:Bronze3 10 6 5 11 10
1994 Russia WC 5th 6 5 5 10 12
1998 Russia Oly Template:Silver2 6 1 2 3 0
2000 Russia WC 11th 6 0 0 0 10
Senior Int'l Totals 84 40 24 64 84

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • 1985–86: Gold medal, CSKA Moscow (Soviet Championship League).
  • 1986: Gold medal (Ice Hockey World Championships).
  • 1986–87: Gold medal, CSKA Moscow (Soviet Championship League).
  • 1988: Gold medal (XV Olympic Winter Games).
  • 1987–88: Gold medal, CSKA Moscow (Soviet Championship League).
  • 1987–88: Gold medal, CSKA Moscow (USSR Cup).
  • 1989: Gold medal (Ice Hockey World Championships).
  • 1988–89: Gold medal, CSKA Moscow (Soviet Championship League).
  • 1990: Gold medal (Ice Hockey World Championships).
  • 1995–96: Stanley Cup, Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
  • 1998: Silver medal (XVIII Olympic Winter Games).
  • 2004-05: Faith Towards Hockey Award

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