Alexander Godynyuk

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Alexander Godynyuk
Born (1970-01-27) January 27, 1970 (age 49)
Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Sokol Kiev
ShVSM Kyiv
Toronto Maple Leafs
Calgary Flames
Florida Panthers
Hartford Whalers
SC Bern
Eisbären Berlin
National team  Ukraine
NHL Draft 115th overall, 1990
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1987–2001

Oleksandr Olehovych Hodyniuk (Ukrainian: Олександр Олегович Годинюк; born January 27, 1970), known commonly as Alexander Godynyuk is a retired Ukrainian professional ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted in the sixth round, 115th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

Career[edit]

Godynyuk played parts of five seasons in the Soviet Union before coming to North America to join the Maple Leaf organization. He made his NHL debut for Toronto in the 1990–91 season, appearing in 18 games. He played in 31 more games for the Maple Leafs in the 1991–92 season before being traded to the Calgary Flames in a ten-player deal which brought Doug Gilmour to Toronto.

Godynyuk was selected from the Flames by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft. He would move on to the Hartford Whalers midway through the 1993–94 season, and would stay there for the remainder of his NHL career.

Godynyuk left the NHL after the 1996–97 season. He played in the International Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves for one season, and then went to Europe to play in Switzerland's Nationalliga A and Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga before retiring following the 2000–01 season.

Godynyuk represented Ukraine at the 1999 IIHF World Championship.

In his NHL career, Godynyuk played in 223 games. He recorded ten goals and 39 assists.

He has two daughters called Elizabeth and Paulina.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Directorate Award (Best Defenseman) and All-Star Selection, 1990 IIHF world junior hockey championships[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Sokol Kiev USSR 9 0 1 1 2
1986–87 ShVSM Kiev USSR II 11 0 2 2 6
1987–88 Sokol Kiev USSR 2 0 0 0 2
1987–88 ShVSM Kiev USSR II 22 4 2 6 20
1988–89 Sokol Kiev USSR 30 3 3 6 12
1988–89 ShVSM Kiev USSR II 9 3 0 3 18
1989–90 Sokol Kiev USSR 37 3 2 5 31
1990–91 Sokol Kiev USSR 19 3 1 4 20
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 0 3 3 16
1990–91 Newmarket Saints AHL 11 0 1 1 29
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 3 6 9 59
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 6 0 1 1 4
1991–92 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 17 2 1 3 24
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 27 3 4 7 19
1993–94 Florida Panthers NHL 26 0 10 10 35
1993–94 Hartford Whalers NHL 43 3 9 12 40
1994–95 Hartford Whalers NHL 14 0 0 0 8
1995–96 Hartford Whalers NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1995–96 Springfield Falcons AHL 14 1 3 4 19
1995–96 Detroit Vipers IHL 7 0 3 3 12
1995–96 Minnesota Moose IHL 45 9 17 26 81
1996–97 Hartford Whalers NHL 55 1 6 7 41
1997–98 Chicago Wolves IHL 50 5 11 16 85 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 SC Bern NDA 43 9 16 25 20 5 1 0 1 2
1999–2000 Eisbären Berlin DEL 48 6 19 25 42
2000–01 Eisbären Berlin DEL 36 5 6 11 12
USSR totals 97 9 7 16 67
NHL totals 223 10 39 49 224
IHL totals 119 16 32 48 202 1 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1987 Soviet Union EJC 7 0 3 3 6
1988 Soviet Union EJC 6 0 0 0 4
1989 Soviet Union WJC 7 0 1 1 2
1990 Soviet Union WJC 7 3 2 5 4
1999 Ukraine WCQ 3 1 0 1 0
1999 Ukraine WC 3 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 27 3 6 9 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.521, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

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