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Evgeny Davydov (b. May 27th 1967 in Chelyabinsk, Russia, U.S.S.R.) is a former professional right winger who played mainly in the Soviet League and the National Hockey League.

Raised by Traktor Chelyabinsk, Davydov joined the Soviet League powerhouse CSKA Moscow in 1986. He would play for CSKA until 1991-92, where he split the season between CSKA and the Winnipeg Jets, who had drafted him 235th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. Davydov did well with the Jets that season, scoring thrice and adding four assists for seven points in twelve games. The next season, he played his first full NHL season, tallying 28 goals and 21 assists in 79 games. From then on however, his NHL career started declining. Member of the original Florida Panthers squad, Davydov was traded halfway through the season to the Ottawa Senators. He had only 20 points in 61 games that season. He would play his last three NHL games in 1994-95, as he spent most of the season in the International Hockey League.

He returned to Europe in 1995, playing in France, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Finland, Italy and Switzerland before retiring in 2005. He finished as top goal scorer of the Elitserien in 1996-97.

Davydov was a member of the 1987 World Junior Championship's Soviet National Team that got disqualified from the tournament after a brawl with the Canadian National Team.

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