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| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
198 lb (90 kg)
| KHL Team|
| MVD Balashikha|
HC Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL)
Vityaz Chekhov (RSL)
HC Dynamo Moscow (RSL)
Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Augsburger Panther (DEL)
Krylja Sovetov (RSL)
|Born|| September 28 1971,|
Moscow, Russian SFSR
|NHL Draft|| 153th overall, 1997|
Tampa Bay Lightning
|Pro Career||1987 – present|
Skopintsev began his career with Elektrostal Kristall before moving to Krylja Sovetov, where he spent six seasons. In 1995, he moved to Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga where he spent one season with the Augsburger Panther. There, he pulled out his best scoring numbers of his career. Despite his reputation as a stay-at-home defenceman, Skopintsev scored 10 goals and 20 assists for 30 points in 46 games.
In spite of his strong reputation he built in Europe, Skopintsev never managed to emulate his performances, bouncing between the NHL and the International Hockey League. He played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and then the Atlanta Thrashers, playing 40 regular season games, scoring 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points, collecting 32 penalty minutes. After three mediocre season in the American league, Skopintsev returned in Russia in 2001 and spent five seasons with HC Dynamo Moscow and in 2006 he signed with Vityaz Chekhov.
|Senior Int'l Totals||27||5||2||7||8|
- Andrei Skopintsev - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- Andrei Skopintsev's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Andrei Skopintsev's NHL player profile
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