Aleksandrs Kerčs

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Aleksandrs Kerčs
Born (1967-03-16) March 16, 1967 (age 50)
Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for USSR
Dinamo Riga
NHL
Edmonton Oilers
Nationalliga A
EHC Biel
SM-liiga
Tappara
DEL
Revierlöwen Oberhausen
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 60th overall, 1993
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1984–2013

Aleksandrs Kerčs (born March 16, 1967 in Arkhangelsk, Soviet Union) is a Latvian retired professional ice hockey left winger who played five games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Edmonton Oilers. He also appeared in several World Championships and the 2002 Winter Olympics for the Latvian national team. Previously, he represented the Soviet Union at the 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Career[edit]

Kerčs enjoyed a lengthy career in European professional leagues, interrupted by a brief stint in North America for the 1993–94 season.

The Edmonton Oilers acquired the third round draft pick of the New York Rangers (60th overall) along with Roman Oksiuta in a trade that saw Kevin Lowe join the Rangers. The Oilers used the pick on Kerčs, a 26-year-old of the Russian Elite League. Kerčs came to North America for the following season, where he spent the majority of the year with the Cape Breton Oilers of the AHL. He scored at a better than point-per-game clip in the minors, and went pointless in five games with the Oilers. The following year, Kerčs played one game with the Providence Bruins, before returning to Russia.

International[edit]

Kerch played internationally for Latvia between the years 1993-2005, and was part of the team that won the World Championships B-pool in 1996.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Dynamo Riga Soviet 8 0 0 0 6
1985–86 Dynamo Riga Soviet 23 5 2 7 16
1986–87 Dynamo Riga Soviet 26 5 4 9 16
1987–88 Dynamo Riga Soviet 50 14 4 18 28
1988–89 Dynamo Riga Soviet 39 6 7 13 41
1989–90 Dynamo Riga Soviet 46 9 11 20 22
1990–91 Dynamo Riga Soviet 46 16 17 33 46
1991–92 Rigas Starts CIS 27 7 9 16 20
1992–93 Pardaugava Riga IHL 42 23 14 37 28 2 1 2 3 2
1992–93 Pardaugava Riga II LHL 7 4 5 9 6
1993–94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 5 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 57 24 38 62 18
1994–95 Pardaugava Riga IHL 11 4 0 4 4
1994–95 EHC Biel NLA 2 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 4 6
1994–95 Providence Bruins AHL 1 0 0 0 15 4 0 2 2 0
1995–96 Riga/Alianse LHL 29 28 21 49 42
1996–97 EV Landsberg Ger-2 47 39 52 91 52 4 3 2 5 0
1997–98 Tappara SM-liiga 46 14 17 31 57 4 1 0 1 2
1998–99 Revierlöwen Oberhausen DEL 38 10 23 33 18
1999–00 Revierlöwen Oberhausen DEL 67 17 36 53 66
2000–01 Revierlöwen Oberhausen DEL 57 10 16 26 48 3 0 3 3 0
2001–02 Berlin Capitals DEL 56 15 19 34 52 7 3 1 4 4
2002–03 HK Rīga 2000 EEHL 8 3 4 7 8
2002–03 SKA Saint Petersburg RSL 17 2 4 6 10
2003–04 HK Rīga 2000 EEHL 4 1 1 2 8
2003–04 Vilki Riga LHL 10 11 5 16 35
2003–04 Molot-Prikamye Perm RUS2 6 0 4 4 2
NHL totals 5 0 0 0 2

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