Alexander Karpovtsev

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Alexander Karpovtsev
Born (1970-04-07)April 7, 1970
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died September 7, 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 41)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for USSR
Dynamo Moscow
NHL
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
Florida Panthers
RSL
Sibir Novosibirsk
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Avangard Omsk
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 158th overall, 1990
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1987–2007

Alexander Karpovtsev (Russian: Александр Карповцев; April 7, 1970 – September 7, 2011) was a Russian ice hockey player and later an assistant coach for Ak Bars Kazan and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In the National Hockey League (NHL), he played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, and Florida Panthers. He, 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 Rangers.

Karpovtsev was an assistant coach for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl when his team's charter plane crashed on September 7, 2011 and did not survive.[1]

Death[edit]

On September 7, 2011, Karpovtsev was killed when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly his entire Lokomotiv team, crashed just outside Yaroslavl, Russia. The team was traveling to Minsk to play their opening game of the season, with its coaching staff and prospects. Lokomotiv officials said "'everyone from the main roster was on the plane plus four players from the youth team.'"[2][3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Alexander Karpovtsev was married to Janna Karpovtsev and had two daughters named Dasha born in 1993, and Stacy born in 2000.[6]

Transactions[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 53 2 13 15 39
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 65 1 9 10 40 5 1 0 1 0
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 40 4 10 14 12
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 24 0 7 7 14
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Sibir Novosibirsk RSL 5 0 1 1 16
2004–05 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 33 2 4 6 45 9 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Florida Panthers NHL 6 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Sibir Novosibirsk RSL 18 2 1 3 39 3 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Sibir Novosibirsk RSL 39 5 13 18 90 7 1 2 3 8
NHL totals 596 34 154 188 430 74 4 14 18 52

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1990 Soviet Union WJC 2 7 0 1 1 8
1993 Russia WC 1 8 0 1 1 10
1996 Russia WCH SF 1 0 0 0 0
2005 Russia WC 3 8 0 1 1 2
Senior int'l totals 17 0 2 2 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of those killed in plane crash near Yaroslavl" (in Russian). sovsport.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  2. ^ "First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl". Lifenews.ru (in Russian). 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  3. ^ "The list of Lokomotiv players who died". Lifenews.ru (in Russian). 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  4. ^ "Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". The Globe and Mail (Canada). 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Former Rangers Defensemen Alexander Karpovtsev Dead". nyrnation.net. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  6. ^ "Stunned Rangers react to loss of former NHL teammates, friends in Russia plane crash tragedyl". Daily News (New York). September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 

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