November 5, 1971 |
Voskresensk, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Khimik Voskresensk
Toronto Maple Leafs
HC CSKA Moscow
|NHL Draft||256th overall, 1994
Toronto Maple Leafs
Sergei Yevgenyevich Berezin (Russian: Сергей Евгеньевич Березин; born November 5, 1971) is a former NHL player from 1996–97 through 2002–03. Berezin, who played left wing in the NHL, was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the tenth round (#256 overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
Playing career 
Upon being selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the tenth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Berezin played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) where he registered 137 total points in 88 games played. From 1990-1994 Sergei played in Russia for Khimik Voskresensk where, in 1993-1994, he picked up 41 points in 40 games.
In his first season in the NHL (1996–97) Berezin scored 25 goals and had 41 points in 73 games. This production was enough to earn a spot on the NHL all-rookie team. His best NHL season was in 1998-1999 when he scored 37 goals and 59 points. After the 2000-2001 season Berezin was traded from Toronto to the Phoenix Coyotes.
Over the next two seasons, Berezin would play for four different NHL franchises. In 2001-2002 Berezin played for the Coyotes and the Montreal Canadiens. While playing in a home game for the Canadiens, Berezin scored the storied franchise's 10,000th home ice goal. In the following season he would play for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals.
He retired from professional hockey while playing for CSKA Moscow.
Career statistics 
|1996–97||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||73||25||16||41||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||68||16||15||31||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||76||37||22||59||12||17||6||6||12||4|
|1999–00||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||61||26||13||39||2||12||4||4||8||0|
|2000–01||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||79||22||28||50||8||11||2||5||7||2|
|2003–04||HC CSKA Moscow||RSL||16||1||3||4||14||—||—||—||—||—|
International statistics 
|Senior int'l totals||36||23||11||34||12|
- Sergei Berezin's player profile at NHL.com
- Sergei Berezin's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Sergei Berezin – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net