Alexander Karpovtsev
Born April 7, 1970(1970-04-07)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died September 7, 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 41)
Yaroslav, Russia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Played for USSR
Dynamo Moscow
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
Florida Panthers
Sibir Novosibirsk
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Avangard Omsk
National team Template:Country data RUS
NHL Draft 158th overall, 1990
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1987–2007

Alexander Karpovtsev (born on April 7, 1970) was a Russian professional ice hockey player and later an assistant coach for Ak Bars Kazan and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

In the NHL, he played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, and Florida Panthers.

Alexander, Alexei Kovalev, Sergei Zubov and Sergei Nemchinov were the first Russian players to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup, winning it in 1994 with the New York Rangers.

Playing CareerEdit

Alexander played for HC Dynamo Moscow. He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques (158th overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

On September 7, 1993, he was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Mike Hurlbut where he won the Stanley Cup with the team in 1994.

On October 14, 1998, Alexander was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs (along with the New York Rangers' fourth-round draft choice in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft) in exchange for Mathieu Schneider.

On October 2, 2000, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks (along with the Toronto Maple Leafs' fourth-round draft choice in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft) in exchange for Bryan McCabe.

On March 9, 2004, Alexander was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for New York's fourth-round draft choice in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. With the Islanders, he only played in four games.

On July 14, 2004, he was signed as a free agent by the Florida Panthers. During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, he played for Sibir Novosibirsk and Lokomotiv Yaroslav.

After the lockout ended, Alexander played in only six games with the Panthers. He later came back to play for Sibir Novosibirsk for two seasons.

Later Career\DeathEdit

Alexander was an assistant coach for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. On September 7, 2011, he was killed when his charter plane (which carried the entire Lokomotiv team) crashed outside of Yaroslavl, Russia.

He was 41 years old at the time of his death.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88HC Dynamo MoscowRSL20110
1989–90HC Dynamo MoscowRSL3511227
1990–91HC Dynamo MoscowRSL4005515
1991–92HC Dynamo MoscowRSL2832522
1992–93HC Dynamo MoscowRSL3631114100
1993–94HC Dynamo MoscowRSL30006
1993–94New York RangersNHL6731518581704412
1994–95HC Dynamo MoscowRSL1302210
1994–95New York RangersNHL4748123081010
1995–96New York RangersNHL40216182660114
1996–97New York RangersNHL7792938591313420
1997–98New York RangersNHL47371048
1998–99New York RangersNHL21010
1998–99Toronto Maple LeafsNHL5622527521413412
1999–00Toronto Maple LeafsNHL693141754110334
2000–01HC Dynamo MoscowRSL50110
2000–01Chicago BlackhawksNHL532131539
2001–02Chicago BlackhawksNHL6519104051010
2002–03Chicago BlackhawksNHL404101412
2003–04Chicago BlackhawksNHL2407714
2003–04New York IslandersNHL30114
2004–05Sibir NovosibirskRSL501116
2004–05Lokomotiv YaroslavlRSL332464590000
2005–06Florida PanthersNHL60004
2005–06Sibir NovosibirskRSL182133930004
2006–07Sibir NovosibirskRSL39513189071238
NHL totals 596 34 154 188 430 74 4 14 18 52

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1990 Soviet Union WJC Template:Silver2 7 0 1 1 8
1993 Russia WC Template:Gold1 8 0 1 1 10
1996 Russia WCH SF 1 0 0 0 0
2005 Russia WC Template:Bronze3 8 0 1 1 2
Senior int'l totals 17 0 2 2 12

Personal LifeEdit

Alexander was married to Janna Karpovtsev and had two daughters: Dasha (born in 1993) and Stacy (born in 2000).

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