18 May 1976|
Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)|
Krylya Sovetov Moscow|
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
New Jersey Devils
Los Angeles Kings
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
2nd overall, 1994|
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Tverdovsky was drafted second overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Due to the 1994-95 lockout delaying the season, Tverdovsky was assigned to the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, where he played seven games. Despite being considered one of the cornerstones for the young Mighty Ducks franchise, Tverdovsky was traded to the Winnipeg Jets on February 7, 1996 with Chad Kilger and a 1996 third-round pick in exchange for Teemu Selänne, Marc Chouinard and a 1996 fourth-round pick.
Tverdovsky's stay in Winnipeg would be short-lived, as the Jets franchise relocated to Phoenix, Arizona and was rebranded as the Phoenix Coyotes. While establishing himself as a fixture on the Coyotes blueline for his tenure with the club, Tverdovsky was traded back to the Mighty Ducks at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Travis Green and a 1999 first-round pick (Scott Kelman).
He was then sent to the Devils in the summer of 2002 along with teammate Jeff Friesen in a seven player trade that sent Petr Sykora to Anaheim. As fate would have it, the two teams would battle one another in the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals nearly a year later.
Tverdovsky has won the Stanley Cup twice in his career - once while a member of the New Jersey Devils in 2003 and once as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. On 29 September 2006, Tverdovsky and Jack Johnson were traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Éric Bélanger and Tim Gleason.
Tverdovsky played the 2007–08 season in Russia for Salavat Yulayev Ufa, where he played for the next five seasons. When he left the NHL, Tverdovsky was still under contract with the Los Angeles Kings. This was able to happen because there was no transfer agreement between the NHL and the Russian Hockey Federation.
He was traded to Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the 2011–12 season, and played part of the next season with that club before retiring.
Regular season and playoffs
|1992–93||Krylya Sovetov Moscow||IHL||21||0||1||1||6||6||0||0||0||0|
|1992–93||Krylya Sovetov–2 Moscow||RUS.2||29||11||14||25||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Krylya Sovetov Moscow||IHL||46||4||10||14||22||3||1||0||1||2|
|1994–95||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||7||1||4||5||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||36||3||9||12||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||51||7||15||22||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||82||15||36||51||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||82||14||39||53||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||73||6||26||32||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||New Jersey Devils||NHL||50||5||8||13||22||15||0||3||3||0|
|2006–07||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||26||0||4||4||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||RSL||43||6||11||17||58||16||2||6||8||10|
|2008–09||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||48||8||19||27||30||2||0||0||0||0|
|2009–10||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||42||8||13||21||38||16||1||4||5||4|
|2010–11||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||40||7||9||16||20||7||1||0||1||12|
|2011–12||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||12||0||0||0||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002 Salt Lake City|
|World Junior Championships|
- 2010 - Winter Olympics (reserve)
Awards and achievements
|Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils)||2003|
|Stanley Cup (Carolina Hurricanes)||2006|
|Champion (Avangard Omsk)||2004|
|Champion (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)||2008|
|Gagarin Cup (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)||2011|
-  Archived 23 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "Devils trade Sykora to Ducks for 3 players". New York Times. 7 July 2002. Retrieved 7 July 2002.
-  Archived 25 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- "Твердовський завершив ігрову кар'єру". XSPORT.ua. 19 December 2013. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick