Mike Krushelnyski

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Mike Krushelnyski
Born (1960-04-27) April 27, 1960 (age 54)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Springfield Indians
Erie Blades
Cape Breton Oilers
NHL
Boston Bruins
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 120th overall, 1979
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1980–1996

Michael Krushelnyski (born April 27, 1960) is a retired Ukrainian-Canadian professional ice hockey centre in the NHL, and former head coach of Vityaz Chekhov in the KHL. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, but grew up in LaSalle, Quebec. He is the father of Colorado College ice hockey forward Alexander Krushelnyski.

Playing career[edit]

Krushelnyski was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 6th round, 120th overall, in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. He and Marty McSorley were part of the trade in which Wayne Gretzky (who had personally requested McSorley and Krushelnyski to be part of the trade) was sent to the Los Angeles Kings for two players, draft picks and cash. He played on three Stanley Cup winners with the Edmonton Oilers in 1985, 1987, and 1988. In a career of 897 games, Krushelnyski recorded 241 goals and 328 assists for 569 career points; his single best season was 1984-85, in which he scored 43 goals and 88 points while often playing as a winger on a line with Gretzky and Jari Kurri. He played for Detroit Red Wings retiring after the 1995 season.

Post-retirement[edit]

After retiring, Krushelnyski was an assistant coach with Detroit when they won the Cup in 1997, but left after winning his fourth championship to become head coach of the Central Hockey League's Fort Worth Fire, a post he held until the team folded in 1999.

He coached Vityaz Chekhov of the KHL in 2006-07 and from November 2008 to December 2009.

In between his two stints with Vityaz Chekhov, he was coach of the Ingolstadt Panthers in Germany.

He competed in the 4th season of CBC's Battle of the Blades in 2013.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1978–79 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 46 15 29 44 42
1979–80 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 72 39 60 99 78
1980–81 Springfield Indians AHL 80 25 28 53 47 7 1 1 2 29
1981–82 Erie Blades AHL 62 31 52 83 44
1981–82 Boston Bruins NHL 17 3 3 6 2 1 0 0 0 2
1982–83 Boston Bruins NHL 79 23 42 65 43 17 8 6 14 12
1983–84 Boston Bruins NHL 66 25 20 45 55 2 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 43 45 88 60 18 5 8 13 22
1985–86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 54 16 24 40 22 10 4 5 9 16
1986–87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 16 35 51 67 21 3 4 7 18
1987–88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 76 20 27 47 64 19 4 6 10 12
1988–89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 26 36 62 110 11 1 4 5 4
1989–90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 16 25 41 50 10 1 3 4 12
1990–91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 15 1 5 6 10
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 17 22 39 48
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 9 15 24 72
1992–93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 84 19 20 39 62 16 3 7 10 8
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 54 5 6 11 28 6 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 2 3 5 6 8 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 50 16 25 41 78
1996–97 Milan Italy 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 897 241 328 569 699 139 29 43 72 106

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