October 14, 1959 |
Leningrad, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
St. Louis Blues
SKA Saint Petersburg
|National team||Soviet Union|
|NHL Draft||225th overall, 1983
New Jersey Devils
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|1980 Lake Placid||Team|
Alexei Viktorovich Kasatonov (Russian: Алексей Викторович Касатонов; born October 14, 1959 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a retired Russian ice hockey defenceman, a long-time member of the Soviet Union national team.
On the international stage, Kasatonov won two golds (1984, 1988) and one silver (1980) in the Olympics, and five golds (1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989) in the World Championships. On the club level, Kasatonov played for SKA Leningrad, CSKA Moscow, New Jersey Devils, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, St. Louis Blues, and Boston Bruins. He was Anaheim's lone representative in the 45th National Hockey League All-Star Game.
After retiring from the NHL in 1996, following a shoulder injury in an AHL game for the Providence Bruins, Alexei returned to play one last season for his former soviet club HC CSKA Moscow. Due to the severity of Alexei's injury his playing days were now behind him as he chose to return to New Jersey and settle down with his wife and son. In 1998 Alexei was the general manager of the Russian Olympic Team that captured the Silver Medal in Nagano. After the Olympics Alexei could not stay away from Hockey as he began to train his son and soon began coaching youth hockey in the Tri-State area, running his own weekly clinics in Staten Island for 7 years. In 2003 Alexei founded the Admirals Hockey Club which at its peak had 5 teams ranging from Squirts to Juniors. In 2004 Alexei accepted the Head Coaching position at Columbia University.
In 2008 Alexei moved back to Russia for a Head Coaching position at PHC Krylya Sovetov.
(2010) Alexei is back in Moscow as the Vice President of the HC CSKA Moscow Hockey Club. (2011–2012) Alexei became the Vice President and General Manager of CKA St.Petersburg of the KHL, the first club that Alexei played for in the soviet union.
Honours and awards
- IIHF Hall of Fame (inducted 2009)
- Order For Merit to the Fatherland 4th class
- Order of Honour
- Order of the Red Banner of Labour
- Order of the Badge of Honour
- Medal "For Distinguished Labour"
Regular season and playoffs
|1989–90||New Jersey Devils||NHL||39||6||15||21||16||6||0||3||3||14|
|1990–91||New Jersey Devils||NHL||78||10||31||41||76||7||1||3||4||8|
|1992–93||New Jersey Devils||NHL||64||3||14||17||57||4||0||0||0||0|
|1993–94||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||55||4||18||22||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||St. Louis Blues||NHL||8||0||2||2||19||4||2||0||2||2|
|1996–97||HK CSKA Moscow||RSL||38||3||20||23||68||1||0||0||0||0|
|Junior Int'l Totals||13||4||6||10||8|
|Senior Int'l Totals||125||28||67||95||97|