April 7, 1970|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
September 7, 2011 (aged 41)|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Islanders
Soviet Union and|
158th overall, 1990|
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.
Alexander Karpovtsev was married to Janna Karpovtsev.
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.'"
|1993–94||New York Rangers||NHL||67||3||15||18||58||17||0||4||4||12|
|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|
|2003–04||New York Islanders||NHL||3||0||1||1||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|Junior int'l totals||13||0||3||3||12|
|Senior int'l totals||17||0||2||2||12|
- September 7. 1993– Traded by the Quebec Nordiques to the New York Rangers in exchange for Mike Hurlbut.
- October 14, 1998– Traded by the New York Rangers, along with the Rangers' 1999 fourth-round draft choice, to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Mathieu Schneider.
- October 2, 2000– Traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with Toronto's 2001 fourth-round draft choice, to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Bryan McCabe.
- March 9, 2004– Traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the New York Islanders in exchange for New York's 2005 fourth-round draft choice (Niklas Hjalmarsson).
- July 14, 2004– Signed as a free agent with the Florida Panthers.
- Kalinsky, George (2004). Garden of Dreams. New York: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang. ISBN 1-58479-343-0.
- "List of those killed in plane crash near Yaroslavl" (in Russian). sovsport.ru. September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
- "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.
- 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.
- "First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl". Lifenews.ru (in Russian). September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
- "The list of Lokomotiv players who died". Lifenews.ru (in Russian). September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
- "Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". The Globe and Mail. Canada. September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "Former Rangers Defensemen Alexander Karpovtsev Dead". nyrnation.net. September 7, 2011. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
- 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.
- "Rangers Acquire Leafs' Schneider". AP NEWS. October 14, 1998. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- Shoalts, David (October 3, 2000). "Karpovtsev a 'Hawk, McCabe joins Leafs". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- Milbert, Neil (March 10, 2004). "Hawks unload another big salary in Karpovtsev". chicagotribune.com. The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 9, 2019.