April 27, 1960 |
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Cape Breton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
|NHL Draft||120th overall, 1979
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 Utah Grizzlies ice hockey forward Alexander Krushelnyski.
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.
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.
In between his two stints with Vityaz Chekhov, he was coach of the Ingolstadt Panthers in Germany.
Awards and achievements
- 1984–85 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)
- 1986–87 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)
- 1987–88 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)
- 1997-98 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Detroit Red Wings) (Assistant Coach)
|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||—||—||—||—||—|