Alexei Kasatonov

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Alexei Kasatonov
Alexei Kasatonov 2009.jpg
Kasatonov in 2009
Born (1959-10-14) 14 October 1959 (age 59)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for SKA Leningrad
CSKA Moscow
New Jersey Devils
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
St. Louis Blues
Boston Bruins
National team  Soviet Union
NHL Draft 225th overall, 1983
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1976–1997
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1984 Sarajevo Team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Calgary Team
Silver medal – second place 1980 Lake Placid Team

Alexei Viktorovich Kasatonov (Russian: Алексей Викторович Касатонов; born 14 October 1959 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian former ice hockey defenceman, who was a long-time member of the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and a member of the legendary "Russian Five" line.

Career[edit]

On the international stage, Kasatonov won two Olympic gold medals, in 1984 and 1988, and silver in 1980. He won an additional five gold medals at the World Championships in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986 and 1989.

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 1994 National Hockey League All-Star Game. Following a shoulder injury in an American Hockey League (AHL) game for the Providence Bruins in 1996, Kasatonov retired from the NHL and returned to play one last season for his former CSKA Moscow. The severity of the injury led Kasatonov to end his playing career, and he returned to New Jersey to settle down with his wife and son.

In 1998 Kasatonov was the general manager of the Russian Olympic Team that captured the silver medal in Nagano. After the Olympics he began training his son, and soon began coaching youth hockey in the Tri-State area, running his own weekly clinics in Staten Island for seven years. In 2003 Kasatonov founded the Admirals Hockey Club, which at its peak had five teams ranging from Squirts to Juniors. In 2004 Kasatonov accepted the head coaching position at Columbia University.[1]

In 2008 Kasatonov returned to Russia for a head coaching position at PHC Krylya Sovetov. In 2010 Kasatonov was the vice president of CSKA Moscow. In 2011–12, Kasatonov became the vice president and general manager of SKA St. Petersburg - formerly SKA Leningrad - of the Kontinental Hockey League, the first club that he played for in the Soviet Union.

Honours and awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 SKA Leningrad Soviet 7 0 0 0 0
1977–78 SKA Leningrad Soviet 35 4 7 11 15
1978–79 CSKA Moscow Soviet 40 5 14 19 30
1979–80 CSKA Moscow Soviet 37 5 8 13 26
1980–81 CSKA Moscow Soviet 47 10 12 22 38
1981–82 CSKA Moscow Soviet 46 12 27 39 45
1982–83 CSKA Moscow Soviet 44 12 19 31 37
1983–84 CSKA Moscow Soviet 39 12 24 36 20
1984–85 CSKA Moscow Soviet 40 18 18 36 26
1985–86 CSKA Moscow Soviet 40 6 17 23 27
1986–87 CSKA Moscow Soviet 40 13 17 30 16
1987–88 CSKA Moscow Soviet 43 8 12 20 8
1988–89 CSKA Moscow Soviet 41 8 14 22 8
1989–90 CSKA Moscow Soviet 30 6 7 13 6
1989–90 Utica Devils AHL 3 0 2 2 7
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
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 12 28 40 70 7 1 1 2 12
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
1994–95 CSKA Moscow IHL 9 2 3 5 6
1994–95 Boston Bruins NHL 44 2 14 16 33 5 0 0 0 2
1995–96 Boston Bruins NHL 19 1 0 1 12
1995–96 Providence Bruins AHL 16 3 6 9 10
1996–97 CSKA Moscow RSL 38 3 20 23 68 1 0 0 0 0
Soviet totals 529 119 196 315 312
NHL totals 383 38 122 160 326 33 4 7 11 40

International[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1977 Soviet Union EJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 3 1 4 6
1978 Soviet Union WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1 2 3 2
1979 Soviet Union WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 3 4 7 6
1980 Soviet Union OG 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 2 5 7 2
1981 Soviet Union WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 8 1 3 4 8
1981 Soviet Union CC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1 10 11 8
1982 Soviet Union WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 0 3 3 6
1983 Soviet Union WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 1 10 11 14
1984 Soviet Union OG 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 3 3 6 0
1984 Soviet Union CC SF 6 1 4 5 2
1985 Soviet Union WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 5 6 11 19
1986 Soviet Union WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 3 4 7 4
1987 Soviet Union WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 3 5 8 8
1987 Soviet Union CC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9 1 4 5 4
1988 Soviet Union OG 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 2 6 8 0
1989 Soviet Union WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 2 0 2 2
1991 Soviet Union WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 3 3 6 8
1991 Soviet Union CC 5th 5 0 1 1 6
Junior totals 19 7 7 14 14
Senior totals 125 28 67 95 97

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Joshua (October 14, 2004). "Club Hockey Adds Former Soviet Legend Kasatonov as Coach". Columbia University. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005. Retrieved February 10, 2019.

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