Maxim Bets

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Maxim Bets
Born (1974-01-31) January 31, 1974 (age 43)
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
RUS-2 team
Former teams
Gazprom-OGU Orenburg
Traktor Chelyabinsk
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
HC CSKA Moscow
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Severstal Cherepovets
Molot-Prikamye Perm
Krylya Sovetov Moscow
Mechel Chelyabinsk
NHL Draft 37th overall, 1993
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1991–2010

Maxim Nikolaevich Bets (born January 31, 1974 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional ice hockey player who last played for Gazprom-OGU Orenburg for the now-defunct Russian Major League.

Bets began his career in Russia with Traktor Chelyabinsk before moving to North America in the junior Western Hockey League where he spent two highly productive seasons with the Spokane Chiefs, scoring 49 points and 57 assists for 106 points in 1992–93 and 46 goals and 70 assists for 116 points in 1993–94, finishing second for the team being Valeri Bure and Ryan Duthie respectively.

Bets was drafted 37th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, but while with the Chiefs, his rights were traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for fellow Russian Alexei Kasatonov and played three games for the Mighty Ducks during the 1993–94 NHL season but failed to register a point. It turned out to be Bets' only NHL experience as he spent the rest of his time in North America with spells with the San Diego Gulls of the IHL, the Worcester IceCats and the Baltimore Bandits of the AHL and the Raleigh IceCaps of the ECHL.

Bets returned to Russia in 1996 in the Russian Superleague with one season spells with HC CSKA Moscow, Traktor Chelyabinsk, Mechel Chelyabinsk and Metallurg Magnitogorsk. He rejoined Mechel Chelyabinsk for another season before spending another season playing for Severstal Cherepovets and then split the 2002–03 season with Molot-Prikamye Perm and Krylya Sovetov Moscow.

In 2003 he returned to Mechel Chelyabinsk a third time who were now playing in the Vysshaya Liga and spent three seasons with the team joining Traktor Chelyabinsk for a third spell at the conclusion of the 2005–06 season. He spent a season with Kazakhmis Satpaev before joining Mechel Chelyabinsk for a fourth time. In 2008, Bets signed with Gazprom-OGU Orenburg.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–91 Traktor Chelyabinsk CIS 25 1 1 2 8
1992–93 Spokane Chiefs WHL 54 49 57 106 130 9 5 6 11 20
1993–94 Spokane Chiefs WHL 63 46 70 116 111 3 1 1 1 12
1993–94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1993–94 San Diego Gulls IHL 9 0 2 2 0
1994–95 San Diego Gulls IHL 36 2 6 8 31
1994–95 Worcester IceCats AHL 9 1 1 2 6
1995–96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 34 5 5 10 18
1995–96 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 9 0 4 4 6 4 0 0 0 0
1996–97 HC CSKA Moscow RSL 16 3 2 5 12
1997–98 Traktor Chelyabinsk RSL 35 12 9 21 16
1998–99 Mechel Chelyabinsk RSL 41 12 19 31 57 3 0 1 1 2
1999–00 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 36 3 5 8 26 12 4 2 6 12
2000–01 Mechel Chelyabinsk RSL 32 9 12 21 36 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Severstal Cherepovets RSL 35 7 11 18 18 4 2 1 3 2
2002–03 Molot-Prikamye Perm RSL 32 9 12 21 36
2002–03 Krylya Sovetov Moscow RSL 9 0 0 0 8
2003–04 Mechel Chelyabinsk RUS-2 49 8 25 33 24 12 1 4 5 8
2004–05 Mechel Chelyabinsk RUS-2 47 9 14 23 20 8 2 0 2 6
2005–06 Mechel Chelyabinsk RUS-2 43 13 20 33 32
2005–06 Traktor Chelyabinsk RUS-2 7 1 4 5 6 11 1 3 4 8
2006–07 Kazakhmys Satpaïev RUS-2 44 9 11 20 54
2006–07 Kazakhmys Satpaïev KAZ 24 10 8 18 10
2007–08 Mechel Chelyabinsk RUS-2 36 6 7 13 28
2008–09 Gazprom-OGU Orenburg RUS-2 55 8 18 26 36
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 0

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Comp Place GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Russia WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 0 0 0 8

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