Alexei Kasatonov

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Alexei Kasatonov
Alexei Kasatonov 2009.jpg
Born (1959-10-14) October 14, 1959 (age 54)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for NHL
New Jersey Devils
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
St. Louis Blues
Boston Bruins
SL/IHL/RSL
SKA Saint Petersburg
CSKA Moscow
National team  Soviet Union
NHL Draft 225th overall, 1983
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1976–1997
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold 1984 Sarajevo Team
Gold 1988 Calgary Team
Silver 1980 Lake Placid Team

Alexei Viktorovich Kasatonov (Russian: Алексей Викторович Касатонов; born October 14, 1959 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a retired Russian ice hockey defenceman, a long-time member of the Soviet Union national team.

On the international stage, Kasatonov won two golds (1984, 1988) and one silver (1980) in the Olympics, and five golds (1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989) in the World Championships. On the club level, Kasatonov played for SKA Leningrad, CSKA Moscow, New Jersey Devils, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, St. Louis Blues, and Boston Bruins. He was Anaheim's lone representative in the 45th National Hockey League All-Star Game.

After retiring from the NHL in 1996, following a shoulder injury in an AHL game for the Providence Bruins, Alexei returned to play one last season for his former soviet club HC CSKA Moscow. Due to the severity of Alexei's injury his playing days were now behind him as he chose to return to New Jersey and settle down with his wife and son. In 1998 Alexei was the general manager of the Russian Olympic Team that captured the Silver Medal in Nagano. After the Olympics Alexei could not stay away from Hockey as he began to train his son and soon began coaching youth hockey in the Tri-State area, running his own weekly clinics in Staten Island for 7 years. In 2003 Alexei founded the Admirals Hockey Club which at its peak had 5 teams ranging from Squirts to Juniors. In 2004 Alexei accepted the Head Coaching position at Columbia University.

In 2008 Alexei moved back to Russia for a Head Coaching position at PHC Krylya Sovetov.

(2010) Alexei is back in Moscow as the Vice President of the HC CSKA Moscow Hockey Club. (2011–2012) Alexei became the Vice President and General Manager of CKA St.Petersburg of the KHL, the first club that Alexei played for in the soviet union.

Honours and awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 SKA Leningrad SL 7 0 0 0 0
1977–78 SKA Leningrad SL 35 4 7 11 15
1978–79 CSKA Moscow SL 40 5 14 19 30
1979–80 CSKA Moscow SL 37 5 8 13 26
1980–81 CSKA Moscow SL 47 10 12 22 38
1981–82 CSKA Moscow SL 46 12 27 39 45
1982–83 CSKA Moscow SL 44 12 19 31 37
1983–84 CSKA Moscow SL 39 12 24 36 20
1984–85 CSKA Moscow SL 40 18 18 36 26
1985–86 CSKA Moscow SL 40 6 17 23 27
1985–86 CSKA Moscow SL 40 6 17 23 27
1986–87 CSKA Moscow SL 40 13 17 30 16
1987–88 CSKA Moscow SL 43 8 12 20 8
1988–89 CSKA Moscow SL 41 8 14 22 8
1989–90 CSKA Moscow SL 30 6 7 13 16
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 39 6 15 21 16 6 0 3 3 14
1989–90 Utica Devils AHL 3 0 2 2 14
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 10 31 41 76 7 1 3 4 10
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 12 28 40 70 7 1 1 2 12
1992–93 New Jersey Devils NHL 64 3 14 17 57 4 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 55 4 18 22 43
1993–94 St. Louis Blues NHL 8 0 2 2 19 4 2 0 2 2
1994–95 CSKA Moscow RSL 9 2 3 5 6
1994–95 Boston Bruins NHL 44 2 14 16 33 5 0 0 0 2
1995–96 Boston Bruins NHL 19 1 0 1 12
1995–96 Providence Bruins AHL 16 3 6 9 10
1996–97 CSKA Moscow RSL 38 3 20 23 68 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 383 38 122 160 326 33 4 7 11 40

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1978 Soviet Union WJC 1 7 1 2 3 2
1979 Soviet Union WJC 1 6 3 4 7 6
Junior Int'l Totals 13 4 6 10 8
1980 Soviet Union Oly 2 7 2 5 7 2
1981 Soviet Union WC 1 8 1 3 4 8
1981 Soviet Union CC 1 7 1 10 11 8
1982 Soviet Union WC 1 10 0 3 3 6
1983 Soviet Union WC 1 10 1 10 11 14
1984 Soviet Union Oly 1 7 3 3 6 0
1984 Soviet Union CC SF 6 1 4 5 2
1985 Soviet Union WC 3 9 5 6 11 19
1986 Soviet Union WC 1 10 3 4 7 4
1987 Soviet Union WC 3 10 3 5 8 8
1987 Soviet Union CC 2 9 1 4 5 4
1988 Soviet Union Oly 1 7 2 6 8 0
1989 Soviet Union WC 1 10 2 0 2 2
1991 Soviet Union WC 3 10 3 3 6 8
1991 Soviet Union CC 5th 5 0 1 1 6
Senior Int'l Totals 125 28 67 95 97

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