Vladimir Malakhov (ice hockey)
August 30, 1968|
Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)|
New York Islanders
New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
Unified Team and
191st overall, 1989|
New York Islanders
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|1992 Albertville||Ice hockey|
|2002 Salt Lake City||Ice hockey|
Vladimir Igorevich Malakhov (Russian: Владимир Игоревич Малахов; born August 30, 1968) is a Russian retired professional ice hockey player of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played in the Russian Super League.
Malakhov was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, tenth round, 191st overall. He has played for Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils (winning the Stanley Cup in 2000), New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers.
- June 17, 1989 – New York Islanders' 10th round draft choice (191st overall) in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.
- April 5, 1995 – Traded by the New York Islanders, along with Pierre Turgeon to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Craig Darby, Kirk Muller and Mathieu Schneider.
- March 1, 2000 – Traded by the Montreal Canadiens to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Sheldon Souray, Josh Dewolf and New Jersey's 2001 2nd round draft choice.
- July 10, 2000 – Signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers
- March 8, 2004 – Traded by the New York Rangers to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Rick Kozak and Philadelphia's 2005 2nd round draft choice.
- August 5, 2005 – Signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils.
- October 1, 2006 – Traded by the New Jersey Devils, along with a conditional 1st round draft choice, to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Alexander Korolyuk and Jim Fahey.
In 1999 President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, was given a check for $350,000 from Vladimir to be given as a loan to a friend of Vladimir's, Yulia Fomina. The friend, however, swore in an affidavit that she never received the money and never even knew the check had been written until it was discovered years later in a Florida lawsuit.
On December 19, 2005, reports surfaced that Malakhov, who joined the Devils for the second time, had unexpectedly retired from the NHL. However, shortly after the story broke, his agent claimed that Malakhov had not retired and was taking a leave of absence "to deal with some internal, personal and medical issues." This claim was disputed by Lou Lamoriello, Devils CEO, president, general manager, and interim head coach. Lamoriello rejected the request for a leave of absence and treated Malakhov's absence as a retirement. This marked the end of Malakhov's pro career.
- Olympic Bronze Medal (2002)
- 1999–2000 Stanley Cup (New Jersey)
- NHL All-Rookie Team (1993)
- Olympic Gold Medal (1992)
Regular season and playoffs
|1992–93||Capital District Islanders||AHL||3||2||1||3||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||New York Islanders||NHL||64||14||38||52||59||17||3||6||9||12|
|1993–94||New York Islanders||NHL||76||10||47||57||80||4||0||0||0||6|
|1994–95||New York Islanders||NHL||26||3||13||16||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||New Jersey Devils||NHL||17||1||4||5||19||23||1||4||5||18|
|2000–01||New York Rangers||NHL||3||0||2||2||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||New York Rangers||NHL||81||6||22||28||83||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||New York Rangers||NHL||71||3||14||17||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||New York Rangers||NHL||56||3||15||18||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||New Jersey Devils||NHL||29||4||5||9||26||—||—||—||—||—|
- Cormier, Anthony. "Why Trump's Lawyer Was Sued Over $350,000 He Says He Doesn't Remember Cashing". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
- Hettena, Seth. "A Brief History of Michael Cohen's Criminal Ties". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 18 April 2018.