Yuri Babenko

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Yuri Babenko
Born (1978-01-02) January 2, 1978 (age 36)
Penza, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Dynamo Moscow
Krylya Sovetov Moscow
Colorado Avalanche
Khimik Voskresensk
HC MVD
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
SKA St. Petersburg
NHL Draft 51st overall, 1996
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 1995–present

Yuri Ivanovich Babenko (born 2 January 1978) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Babenko was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 in the 2nd round, 51st overall. After a season in the Ontario Hockey League for the Plymouth Whalers, Babenko joined the Avalanche organization in 1998. After three seasons in the American Hockey League for the Hershey Bears, he finally made his NHL debut for Colorado during the 2000–01 NHL season, playing 3 games in all without registering a point.

Babenko spent another year with Hershey before returning to Russia with Dynamo Moscow. He has also played for Khimik Voskresensk, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, and SKA St. Petersburg.

On June 28, 2009, Babenko returned on a one-year contract to former club HC MVD for the 2009–10 season.[1] After scoring 10 point in 35 games and helping MVD advance to the finals, Babenko followed MVD into the merger with Dynamo Moscow, to sign with UHC Dynamo for the 2010–11 season on May 29, 2010.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Krylya Sovetov Moscow RHL 21 0 0 0 16
1996–97 Krylya Sovetov Moscow RHL 4 1 0 1 4
1997–98 Plymouth Whalers OHL 59 22 34 56 22 15 3 7 10 24
1998–99 Hershey Bears AHL 74 11 15 26 47 2 0 1 1 0
1999–00 Hershey Bears AHL 75 20 25 45 53 14 4 3 7 37
2000–01 Hershey Bears AHL 71 17 18 35 80 12 2 1 3 6
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 67 7 22 29 95 8 2 2 4 6
2002–03 Dynamo Moscow RSL 35 3 8 11 52 2 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Dynamo Moscow RSL 24 2 3 5 34
2004–05 Dynamo Moscow RSL 33 5 2 7 24
2004–05 Khimik Voskresensk RSL 11 0 0 0 14
2005–06 HC MVD RSL 43 8 5 13 115 4 2 1 3 16
2006–07 HC MVD RSL 46 9 10 19 46 2 1 1 2 2
2007–08 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 54 10 3 13 58 13 1 4 5 10
2008–09 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 5 0 0 0 4
2008–09 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 46 3 9 12 38 3 1 0 1 14
2009–10 HC MVD KHL 35 5 5 10 26 22 4 1 5 34
2010–11 Dynamo Moscow KHL 45 4 8 12 57 6 0 1 1 4
2011–12 Dynamo Moscow KHL 40 5 8 13 42 17 1 2 3 8
2012–13 Dynamo Moscow KHL 34 6 6 12 14 21 1 4 5 10
2013–14 Dynamo Moscow KHL 52 10 12 22 39 7 0 1 1 16
KHL totals 257 33 48 81 220 76 7 9 16 86
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Babenko returns to HC MVD" (in Russian). HC MVD. 2009-06-28. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ "OHK sign Babenko from MVD" (in Russian). UHC Dynamo. 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 

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