March 23, 1971 |
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
|Position||Left Wing (until 2012), since 2013 Asst. Coach|
Tampa Bay Lightning
Columbus Blue Jackets
HYS The Hague
|NHL Draft||140th overall, 1994
Alexander Yurievich Selivanov (born March 23, 1971 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a former professional ice hockey left winger who has played in the NHL and also in various European leagues. He quit playing after season 2011-2012. He is currently coaching Admiral Vladivostok of the KHL.
Selivanov was selected in the sixth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 140th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers as an over-ager. He had previously played for the Russian club Spartak. Selivanov never played for Philadelphia, however, and made his NHL debut with the Tampa Bay Lightning, for whom he played parts of five seasons. He was later dealt to the Edmonton Oilers. During the 1999–2000 season, Selivanov briefly led the league in scoring, before injuries and a prolonged slump stopped him. He finished the season with 27 goals. After one more season, a disappointing one with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Selivanov returned to Europe, playing in Russia and Germany.
In January 2008 it was announced that he transferred from Germany to Switzerland to play with Fribourg-Gottéron in the National League A. In September 2009 HYS The Hague of the Dutch hockey league Eredivisie announced that Selivanov signed a one year contract with them.
Selivanov was married to the daughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Esposito, Carrie. The couple had two sons together, Nikko and Rocco, as well as a son from her previous marriage, Dylan. Carrie Esposito Selivanov died on January 30, 2012 from an abdominal aneurysm.
- 6 September 1994 - Philadelphia trades Selivanov to Tampa Bay for a fourth round pick (Flyers select Radovan Somik).
- 29 January 1999 - Tampa Bay trades Selivanov to Edmonton in exchange for Alexandre Daigle.
- 24 November 2000 - Signs as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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- Cristodero, Damian (February 15, 2012). "Tampa Bay Lightning founder Phil Esposito says daughter Carrie died of aneurysm". Tampa Bay Times.
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