| 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
176 lb (80 kg)
|Born|| March 16 1967,|
|NHL Draft|| 60th overall, 1993|
|Pro Career||1984 – 2006|
The Edmonton Oilers acquired the third round draft pick of the New York Rangers (60th overall) along with Roman Oksiuta in a trade that saw Kevin Lowe join the Rangers. The Oilers used the pick on Kerch, a 26-year old veteran of the Russian Elite League. Kerch came to North America for the following season, where he spent the majority of the year with the Cape Breton Oilers of the AHL. He scored at a better than point-per-game clip in the minors, and went pointless in five games with the Oilers. The following year, Kerch played one game with the Providence Bruins, before returning to Russia.
Kerch played internationally for Latvia between the years 1993-2005, and was part of the team that won the World Championships B-pool in 1996.