Valeri Zelepukin

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Valeri Zelepukin
Born (1968-09-17) 17 September 1968 (age 46)
Voskresensk, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for RSL
Khimik Voskresensk
HC CSKA Moscow
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Ak Bars Kazan
SKA Saint Petersburg
NHL
New Jersey Devils
Edmonton Oilers
Philadelphia Flyers
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Soviet Union 
 Russia
NHL Draft 221st overall, 1990
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1984–2006
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men's Ice hockey
Silver 1998 Nagano Team

Valeri Mikhailovich Zelepukin (Russian: Валерий Михайлович Зелепукин; born 17 September 1968 in Voskresensk, Soviet Union) is a retired Russian ice hockey player who has played in the National Hockey League for the New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks between 1991 and 2001. He is 6'1"", weighs 200 lbs and shoots left-handed. Zelepukin was drafted 221st overall in the 11th round by the Devils in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play 595 regular season games, scoring 117 goals and 177 assists for 294 points, he also picked up 527 penalty minutes. In 2002, Zelepukin returned to Russia.

Zelepukin's most important and famous goal, was when he tied the game with 7.7 seconds remaining in game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers while playing for New Jersey. He won the Stanley Cup in 1995 with the New Jersey Devils

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1987 Soviet Union WJC DSQ 6 2 1 3 4
1988 Soviet Union WJC 2nd 7 6 1 7 4
Junior Int'l Totals 13 8 2 10 8
1991 Soviet Union WC 3rd 9 0 4 4 5
1996 Russia WCH SF 3 0 0 0 20
1998 Russia Oly 2nd 6 1 2 3 0
2004 Russia WC 10th 6 0 2 2 4
Senior Int'l Totals 24 1 8 9 29

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