Alexei Kasatonov

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Alexei Kasatonov
Alexei Kasatonov 2009.jpg
Born (1959-10-14) 14 October 1959 (age 56)
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 NHL
New Jersey Devils
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
St. Louis Blues
Boston Bruins
SL/IHL/RSL
SKA Saint Petersburg
CSKA Moscow
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 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, Kasatonov returned to play one last season for his former soviet club HC CSKA Moscow. Due to the severity of the 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 Kasatonov was the general manager of the Russian Olympic Team that captured the Silver Medal in Nagano. After the Olympics he 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 Kasatonov founded the Admirals Hockey Club which at its peak had 5 teams ranging from Squirts to Juniors. In 2004 Kasatonov accepted the Head Coaching position at Columbia University.

In 2008 Kasatonov moved back to Russia for a Head Coaching position at PHC Krylya Sovetov.

(2010) Kasatonov is back in Moscow as the Vice President of the HC CSKA Moscow Hockey Club. (2011–2012) Kasatonov became the Vice President and General Manager of CKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, 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 New Jersey Devils NHL 39 6 15 21 16 6 0 3 3 14
1989–90 CSKA Moscow Soviet 30 6 7 13 6
1989–90 Utica Devils AHL 3 0 2 2 7
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 Boston Bruins NHL 44 2 14 16 33 5 0 0 0 2
1994–95 CSKA Moscow CIS 9 2 3 5 6
1995–96 Boston Bruins NHL 19 1 0 1 12
1995–96 Providence Bruins AHL 16 3 6 9 10
1996–97 HK 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 statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
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
Junior Int'l Totals 13 4 6 10 8
1980 Soviet Union Oly 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 Oly 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 Oly 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
Senior Int'l Totals 125 28 67 95 97

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