Valeri Zelepukin

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Valeri Zelepukin
Born (1968-09-17) 17 September 1968 (age 51)
Voskresensk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for USSR
Khimik Voskresensk
CSKA Moscow
NHL
New Jersey Devils
Edmonton Oilers
Philadelphia Flyers
Chicago Blackhawks
RSL
Ak Bars Kazan
SKA Saint Petersburg
Khimik Mytishchi
National team  Soviet Union and
 Russia
NHL Draft 221st overall, 1990
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1984–2006

Valeri Mikhailovich Zelepukin (Russian: Валерий Михайлович Зелепукин; born 17 September 1968 in Voskresensk, Soviet Union) is a former Russian ice hockey player who has played in the National Hockey League for the New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks between 1991 and 2001. He is 6'1"", weighs 200 lbs and shoots left-handed. Zelepukin was drafted 221st overall in the 11th round by the Devils in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play 595 regular season games, scoring 117 goals and 177 assists for 294 points, he also picked up 527 penalty minutes. In 2002, Zelepukin returned to Russia.

Zelepukin's most important and famous goal, was when he tied the game with 7.7 seconds remaining in game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers while playing for New Jersey. He won the Stanley Cup in 1995 with the New Jersey Devils.

He also coached KHL team Metallurg Novokuznetsk during the 2016-17 season. However, Zelepukin was fired after the team had a 1-8-0 record.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Khimik Voskresensk USSR 5 0 0 0 2
1985–86 Khimik Voskresensk USSR 33 2 2 4 10
1986–87 Khimik Voskresensk USSR 19 1 0 1 4
1987–88 CSKA Moscow USSR 19 3 1 4 8
1987–88 SKA MVO Kalinin USSR II 45 18 6 24 52
1988–89 CSKA Moscow USSR 17 2 3 5 2
1989–90 Khimik Voskresensk USSR 46 17 14 31 26
1990–91 Khimik Voskresensk USSR 34 11 6 17 26
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 44 13 18 31 28 4 1 1 2 2
1991–92 Utica Devils AHL 22 20 9 29 8
1992–93 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 23 41 64 70 5 0 2 2 0
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 26 31 57 70 20 5 2 7 14
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 1 2 3 6 18 1 2 3 12
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 61 6 9 15 107
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 71 14 24 38 36 8 3 2 5 2
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 35 2 8 10 32
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 33 2 10 12 57 8 1 2 3 2
1998–99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 16 9 25 48 4 1 0 1 4
1999–2000 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 11 21 32 55 18 1 2 3 12
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 36 3 4 7 18
2000–01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 29 10 9 19 28 9 5 3 8 6
2001–02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 27 8 10 18 29 4 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 27 5 8 13 72 5 1 1 2 4
2003–04 SKA St. Petersburg RSL 58 19 15 34 92
2004–05 SKA St. Petersburg RSL 48 4 6 10 102
2005–06 Khimik Moscow Oblast RSL 33 3 8 11 28 4 1 0 1 2
USSR totals 173 36 26 62 78
NHL totals 595 117 177 294 527 85 13 13 26 48
RSL totals 166 31 37 68 294 9 2 1 3 6

International[edit]

Olympic medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1998 Nagano Team
Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1986 Soviet Union EJC 4th 5 3 0 3 4
1987 Soviet Union WJC DSQ 6 2 1 3 4
1988 Soviet Union WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 6 1 7 4
1991 Soviet Union WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 0 4 4 5
1996 Russia WCH SF 3 0 0 0 20
1998 Russia OG 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 1 2 3 0
2004 Russia WC 10th 6 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 18 11 2 13 12
Senior totals 24 1 8 9 29

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