Valeri Kamensky

Valeri Viktorovich Kamenski (Russian: Валерий Викторович Каменский) (born 18 April 1966) is a Russian former professional ice hockey player.

Valeri Kamensky
Valeri Kamensky at Sochi in 2014 (cropped).jpg
Valeri Kamensky on Friendly Match of National Hockey Stars in January 2014
Born (1966-04-18) 18 April 1966 (age 54)
Voskresensk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for Khimik Voskresensk
CSKA Moscow
Quebec Nordiques
HC Ambrì-Piotta
Colorado Avalanche
New York Rangers
Dallas Stars
New Jersey Devils
National team  Soviet Union and
 Russia
NHL Draft 129th overall, 1988
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1982–2005

Playing careerEdit

Before the National Hockey League (NHL), he started his career with Khimik Voskresensk in the Soviet Championship League (1982–1985) and also played for CSKA Moscow (1985–1991). In 1991 he moved to the NHL, where he played for the Quebec Nordiques (19911995, spending the 1994 lockout break in HC Ambri-Piotta, Switzerland), Colorado Avalanche (19951999), New York Rangers (19992001), Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils (2001–2002). He won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with the Avalanche.[1]

He is also known for scoring one of the most memorable goals of the 97/98 season. He received a pass and scored while spinning in mid-air.[2] The goal was used in the opening intro for the NHL 98 video game.[3] He also scored the first goal in the Avalanche's history in Denver since the relocation from Quebec City.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Khimik Voskresensk USSR 5 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Khimik Voskresensk USSR 20 2 2 4 6
1984–85 Khimik Voskresensk USSR 45 9 3 12 24
1985–86 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 15 9 24 8
1986–87 CSKA Moscow USSR 37 13 8 21 16
1987–88 CSKA Moscow USSR 51 26 20 46 40
1988–89 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 18 10 28 30
1989–90 CSKA Moscow USSR 45 19 18 37 38
1990–91 CSKA Moscow USSR 46 20 26 46 66
1991–92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 23 7 14 21 14
1992–93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 32 15 22 37 14 6 0 1 1 6
1993–94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 76 28 37 65 42
1994–95 HC Ambrì-Piotta NDA 12 13 6 19 2
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 40 10 20 30 22 2 1 0 1 0
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 81 38 47 85 85 22 10 12 22 28
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 68 28 38 66 38 17 8 14 22 16
1997–98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 75 26 40 66 60 7 2 3 5 18
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 65 14 30 44 28 10 4 5 9 4
1999–2000 New York Rangers NHL 58 13 19 32 24
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 65 14 20 34 36
2001–02 Dallas Stars NHL 24 3 6 9 2
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 30 4 8 12 18 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Khimik Voskresensk RSL 23 5 9 14 53
2004–05 Khimik Voskresensk RSL 57 17 19 36 59
USSR totals 329 122 96 218 230
NHL totals 637 200 301 501 383 66 25 35 60 72
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing the   Soviet Union
  1988 Calgary Ice hockey
Representing   Russia
  1998 Nagano Ice hockey

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1984 Soviet Union EJC   5 1 3 4 0
1985 Soviet Union WJC   7 2 2 4 8
1986 Soviet Union WJC   7 7 6 13 6
1986 Soviet Union WC   9 2 0 2 8
1987 Soviet Union WC   10 5 3 8 6
1987 Soviet Union CC   9 6 1 7 6
1988 Soviet Union OG   8 4 2 6 4
1989 Soviet Union WC   10 4 4 8 8
1990 Soviet Union WC   10 7 2 9 20
1991 Soviet Union WC   10 6 5 11 10
1994 Russia WC 5th 6 5 5 10 12
1998 Russia OG   6 1 2 3 0
2000 Russia WC 11th 6 0 0 0 10
Junior totals 19 10 11 21 14
Senior totals 84 40 24 64 84

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "After 104 minutes, Colorado wins the Stanley Cup". New York Times. 1996-06-11. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  2. ^ "Kamensky amazing goal". YouTube. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  3. ^ "NHL '98 intro". YouTube. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2012-02-03.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Andrei Khomutov
Soviet MVP
1991
Succeeded by
Nikolai Borschevsky (CIS National League)