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Valeri Kamensky
Born April 18, 1966 (1966-04-18) (age 56)
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 Career[]

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 Statistics[]

    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 Ambri-Piotta NLA 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
1999–00 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
NHL totals 637 200 301 501 383 66 25 35 60 72

International Statistics[]

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 & Achievements[]

  • 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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