Igor Kuznetsov (ice hockey)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Igor Kuznetsov
Born (1955-10-19)October 19, 1955
Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR,
Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Played for Burevestnik Alma-Ata
Avtomobilist Karaganda
SKA Novosibirsk
Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
HPK
EC Ratingen
Playing career 1971–1993

Igor Mikhailovich Kuznetsov (Russian: Игорь Михайлович Кузнецов; born October 19, 1955) is a former Kazakhstani-German professional ice hockey player. He is currently an executive and founding chairman of the KIMEX and Grazie chain stores.[1]

Career[edit]

Igor Kuznetsov is the graduate of Alma-Ata ice hockey school. He began his playing career at the Burevestnik Alma-Ata team. However, his best years he played for Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk, when he captained 10 years and was team top scorer three times in 1984-85 (76 points: 43 G, 33 A), 1985-86 (98 points: 53 G, 45 A) and 1988-89 (90 points: 44 G, 46 A) seasons. After Soviet Union collapse, he went to play to Finnish team HPK, where he helped to win bronze medals at SM-liiga in 1991. In 1991, Kuznetsov signed a contract with German team EC Ratingen and helped to promote them to 2nd Bundesliga. He played 43 games and scored 37 goals. Next season he ended his career because of a foot fracture.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984-85 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk USSR-2 51 43 33 76 20
1985-86 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk USSR-2 64 53 45 98 48
1986-87 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk USSR-2 63 61 38 99 46
1987-88 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk USSR 26 20 7 27 12
1987-88 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk USSR-2 36 26 23 49 28
1988-89 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk USSR-2 61 44 46 90 26
1989-90 HPK SM-liiga 44 18 51 69 12
1990-91 HPK SM-liiga 44 13 25 38 18 8 1 1 2 0
1991-92 EC Ratingen 2.BL 29 28 31 59 28 14 9 12 21 10
1992-93 EC Ratingen 1.BL 5 1 4 5 4
USSR totals 26 20 7 27 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Igor Kuznetsov: I Lost Many Friends Because of Business". Vox Business. March 12, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

External links[edit]