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Sergei Bautin
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Winnipeg Jets
Detroit Red Wings
San Jose Sharks
Nationality Flag of Belarus Belarusian
Born March 11 1967 (1967-03-11) (age 49),
Rahachow, USSR
NHL Draft 17th overall, 1992
Winnipeg Jets
Pro Career 1990 – 2004
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold 1992 Albertville Ice hockey

Sergei V. Bautin (born March 11 1967 in Rahachow, Byelorussian SSR) is a retired ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Winnipeg Jets, Detroit Red Wings and the San Jose Sharks.

Winnipeg Jets GM Mike Smith drafted Bautin in the first round, 17th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.

Sergei ended up playing 130 games for the Jets, scoring 5 goals and 25 assists for 30 points, collecting 176 penalty minutes. He wore the number 3, and was usually paired with fellow Russian Igor Ulanov.

On March 8, 1994, Bautin, along with Bob Essensa, was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Tim Cheveldae and Dallas Drake. After his stint with Detroit, Sergei then signed on as a Free Agent with the San Jose Sharks in 1995. He played the rest of the 1995-96 season with San Jose's IHL affiliate, the Kansas City Blades.

In addition to his NHL experience, Bautin was a significant member of the 1992 Unified Team (former Soviet Union) where they received Gold Medal honors by beating Canada 3-1.

Sergei continued his career playing for pro teams in Sweden, Germany and Japan before finishing his career in Russia.

After his retirement, he returned to Kansas City, where, as of January 2009, he is the head coach of the the Kansas City Outlaws Bantam AA Hockey team. He also runs various hockey camps throughout the summer which focus on individual player development. The players are put through a series of hockey enhancement drills that help each skater reach their full potential.

He is also involved with Team Kansas, which again is a player development program but with an emphesis on team play and chemistry. The teams are divided by birth years and meet twice a week. All of Bautin's programs are hosted by Ice Sports Kansas City Arena.

External linksEdit

Sergei Bautin's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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