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Mikhail Kuleshov
Position Left wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
203 lb (92 kg)
Teams Avangard Omsk
Severstal Cherepovets
SKA Saint Petersburg
Colorado Avalanche
Molot-Prikamye Perm
Junost Minsk
Nationality Flag of Russia Russian
Born January 7 1981 (1981-01-07) (age 35),
Perm, USSR
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1999
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 1998 – 2006

Mikhail Vasilievich Kuleshov (born January 7, 1981 in Perm) is a former professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League with the Colorado Avalanche.

Playing careerEdit

Kuleshov was drafted in the 1st round, 25th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. A member of the Russian U/18 team in 1999, Kuleshov played parts of four seasons in the Russian Super League before coming to North America at the end of the 2000–01 season.

Kuleshov made his North American debut with the Avalanche's affiliate, the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, joining the team for their play-off run. Kuleshov then spent the next three season's in the AHL before he made his NHL debut during the 2003–04 season. Mikhail only played 3 games for the Avalanche before he was sent back to the Bears.

A free agent upon the 2004 NHL Lockout, Kuleshov returned to Russia playing the season with SKA Saint Petersburg and Molot-Prikamye Perm of the RSL. Kuleshov last played with Yunost Minsk of the Belarusian Open League.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Avangard Omsk RSL 4 1 0 1 4
1998–99 Severstal Cherepovets RSL 15 2 0 2 8 3 0 0 0 4
1999–00 Severstal Cherepovets RSL 8 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 2
2000–01 SKA Saint Petersburg RSL 7 0 0 0 8
2000–01 Hershey Bears AHL 3 0 0 0 4 11 1 0 1 0
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 60 8 11 19 43 7 0 1 1 4
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 77 7 13 20 76 5 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 55 4 6 10 38
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2004–05 SKA Saint Petersburg RSL 11 0 0 0 6
2004–05 Molot-Prikamye Perm RSL 24 0 3 3 16
2005–06 Junost Minsk BLR 22 5 6 11 22
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 0

International playEdit

Played for Russia in:

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Russia WJC18 6th 7 0 4 4 2
Junior int'l totals 7 0 4 4 2

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