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Sergei Yevgenyevich Berezin (Russian: Серге́й Евгеньевич Березин; born November 5, 1971) is a former NHL player from 1996–97 through 2002–03. Berezin, who played left wing in the NHL, was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the tenth round (#256 overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Sergei Berezin
Born (1971-11-05) November 5, 1971 (age 48)
Voskresensk, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for Khimik Voskresensk
Kölner Haie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Phoenix Coyotes
Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Blackhawks
Washington Capitals
HC CSKA Moscow
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 256th overall, 1994
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1990–2004

Playing careerEdit

Upon being selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the tenth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Berezin played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) where he registered 137 total points in 88 games played. From 1990-1994 Sergei played in Russia for Khimik Voskresensk where, in 1993-1994, he picked up 41 points in 40 games.

In his first season in the NHL (1996–97) Berezin scored 25 goals and had 41 points in 73 games. This production was enough to earn a spot on the NHL all-rookie team. His best NHL season was in 1998-1999 when he scored 37 goals and 59 points. After the 2000-2001 season Berezin was traded from Toronto to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Over the next two seasons, Berezin would play for four different NHL franchises. In 2001-2002 Berezin played for the Coyotes and the Montreal Canadiens. While playing in a home game for the Canadiens, Berezin scored the storied franchise's 10,000th home ice goal.[1] In the following season he would play for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals.

He retired from professional hockey while playing for CSKA Moscow.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 SKA MVO Kalinin USSR II 8 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Khimik Voskresensk USSR 30 6 2 8 4
1991–92 Khimik Voskresensk CIS 36 7 5 12 12 7 0 0 0 2
1992–93 Khimik Voskresensk IHL 38 9 3 12 12 2 1 0 1 0
1993–94 Khimik Voskresensk IHL 40 31 10 41 16 3 2 0 2 2
1994–95 Kölner Haie DEL 43 38 19 57 10 18 17 8 25 8
1995–96 Kölner Haie DEL 45 49 31 80 8 14 13 9 22 10
1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 73 25 16 41 2
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 16 15 31 10
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 76 37 22 59 12 17 6 6 12 4
1999–2000 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 26 13 39 2 12 4 4 8 0
2000–01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 22 28 50 8 11 2 5 7 2
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 41 7 9 16 4
2001–02 Montréal Canadiens NHL 29 4 6 10 4 6 1 1 2 0
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 18 13 31 8
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 9 5 4 9 4 6 0 1 1 0
2003–04 CSKA Moscow RSL 16 1 3 4 14
IHL totals 78 40 13 53 28 5 3 0 3 2
DEL totals 88 87 50 137 18 32 30 17 47 18
NHL totals 502 160 126 286 54 52 13 17 30 6

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Soviet Union WJC   7 3 1 4 6
1994 Russia OG 4th 8 3 2 5 2
1994 Russia WC 5th 6 2 1 3 2
1995 Russia WC 5th 6 7 1 8 4
1996 Russia WC 4th 8 4 5 9 2
1996 Russia WCH SF 2 1 0 1 0
1998 Russia WC 5th 6 6 2 8 2
Senior totals 36 23 11 34 12

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