Alexander Karpovtsev

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Alexander Karpovtsev
Born (1970-04-07)April 7, 1970
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died September 7, 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 41)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Dynamo Moscow
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
Sibir Novosibirsk
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Florida Panthers
Avangard Omsk
National team  Soviet Union and
 Russia
NHL Draft 158th overall, 1990
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1987–2007

Alexander Karpovtsev (Russian: Александр Карповцев; April 7, 1970 – September 7, 2011) was a Russian ice hockey player and later an assistant coach for Ak Bars Kazan and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In the National Hockey League (NHL), he played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, and Florida Panthers. He, Alexei Kovalev, Sergei Zubov and Sergei Nemchinov were the first Russian players to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup, winning it in 1994 with the Rangers.[1]

Karpovtsev was an assistant coach for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, and died in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash on September 7, 2011.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Alexander Karpovtsev was married to Janna Karpovtsev.[4]

Death[edit]

On September 7, 2011, Karpovtsev was killed when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly his entire Lokomotiv team, crashed just outside Yaroslavl, Russia. The team was traveling to Minsk to play their opening game of the season, with its coaching staff and prospects. Lokomotiv officials said "'everyone from the main roster was on the plane plus four players from the youth team.'"[5][6][7][8]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Dynamo Moscow USSR 2 0 1 1 0
1989–90 Dynamo Moscow USSR 35 1 1 2 27
1990–91 Dynamo Moscow USSR 40 0 5 5 15
1991–92 Dynamo Moscow USSR/CIS 28 3 2 5 22 7 1 0 1 2
1992–93 Dynamo Moscow IHL 36 3 11 14 100 7 2 1 3 0
1993–94 Dynamo Moscow IHL 3 0 0 0 6
1993–94 New York Rangers NHL 67 3 15 18 58 17 0 4 4 12
1994–95 Dynamo Moscow IHL 13 0 2 2 10
1994–95 New York Rangers NHL 47 4 8 12 30 8 1 0 1 0
1995–96 New York Rangers NHL 40 2 16 18 26 6 0 1 1 4
1996–97 New York Rangers NHL 77 9 29 38 59 13 1 3 4 20
1997–98 New York Rangers NHL 47 3 7 10 48
1998–99 New York Rangers NHL 2 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 2 25 27 52 14 1 3 4 12
1999–00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 3 14 17 54 11 0 3 3 4
2000–01 Dynamo Moscow RSL 5 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 53 2 13 15 39
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 65 1 9 10 40 5 1 0 1 0
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 40 4 10 14 12
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 24 0 7 7 14
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Sibir Novosibirsk RSL 5 0 1 1 16
2004–05 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 33 2 5 7 45 9 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Florida Panthers NHL 6 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Sibir Novosibirsk RSL 18 2 1 3 39 3 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Sibir Novosibirsk RSL 39 5 12 17 90 7 1 2 3 8
2007–08 Sibir Novosibirsk RSL 6 0 2 2 27
2007–08 Avangard Omsk RSL 8 1 0 1 10
Soviet League (USSR/CIS) totals 105 4 9 13 64 7 1 0 1 2
Russian League (IHL & RSL) totals 166 13 35 48 343 26 3 3 6 12
NHL totals 596 34 154 188 430 74 4 14 18 52

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1988 Soviet Union EJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 2 2 4
1990 Soviet Union WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 8
1993 Russia WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 8 0 1 1 10
1996 Russia WCH SF 1 0 0 0 0
2005 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 0 1 1 2
Junior int'l totals 13 0 3 3 12
Senior int'l totals 17 0 2 2 12

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalinsky, George (2004). Garden of Dreams. New York: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang. ISBN 1-58479-343-0.
  2. ^ "List of those killed in plane crash near Yaroslavl" (in Russian). sovsport.ru. September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Stunned Rangers react to loss of former NHL teammates, friends in Russia plane crash tragedy". Daily News (New York). September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Goldsborough, Bob (August 22, 2018). "Gold Coast condo owned by late Blackhawks player Alexander Karpovtsev sold by his widow for $925,000". chicagotribune.com. The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl". Lifenews.ru (in Russian). September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  6. ^ "The list of Lokomotiv players who died". Lifenews.ru (in Russian). September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  7. ^ "Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". The Globe and Mail. Canada. September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Former Rangers Defensemen Alexander Karpovtsev Dead". nyrnation.net. September 7, 2011. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  9. ^ Farber, Michael (June 22, 1994). "GUTS, THEN GLORY Ranger general manager Neil Smith made the tough choices that finally brought a championship to New York". Vault. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "Rangers Acquire Leafs' Schneider". AP NEWS. October 14, 1998. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  11. ^ Shoalts, David (October 3, 2000). "Karpovtsev a 'Hawk, McCabe joins Leafs". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  12. ^ Milbert, Neil (March 10, 2004). "Hawks unload another big salary in Karpovtsev". chicagotribune.com. The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 9, 2019.

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