|Born||April 7, 1970 |
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||September 7, 2011 (aged 41) |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Islanders
|National team||Template:Country data RUS|
|NHL Draft||158th overall, 1990|
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.
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 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.
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.
|1987–88||HC Dynamo Moscow||RSL||2||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||HC Dynamo Moscow||RSL||35||1||1||2||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||HC Dynamo Moscow||RSL||40||0||5||5||15||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||HC Dynamo Moscow||RSL||28||3||2||5||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||HC Dynamo Moscow||RSL||36||3||11||14||100||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||HC Dynamo Moscow||RSL||3||0||0||0||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||New York Rangers||NHL||67||3||15||18||58||17||0||4||4||12|
|1994–95||HC Dynamo Moscow||RSL||13||0||2||2||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||New York Rangers||NHL||47||4||8||12||30||8||1||0||1||0|
|1995–96||New York Rangers||NHL||40||2||16||18||26||6||0||1||1||4|
|1996–97||New York Rangers||NHL||77||9||29||38||59||13||1||3||4||20|
|1997–98||New York Rangers||NHL||47||3||7||10||48||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||New York Rangers||NHL||2||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||56||2||25||27||52||14||1||3||4||12|
|1999–00||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||69||3||14||17||54||11||0||3||3||4|
|2000–01||HC Dynamo Moscow||RSL||5||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||New York Islanders||NHL||3||0||1||1||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|Senior int'l totals||17||0||2||2||12|
Alexander was married to Janna Karpovtsev and had two daughters: Dasha (born in 1993) and Stacy (born in 2000).