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Sergei Berezin
Position Left Wing
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Phoenix Coyotes
Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Blackhawks
Washington Capitals
Nationality Flag of Russia Russian
Born November 5 1971 (1971-11-05) (age 44),
Voskresensk, RSFSR, SU
NHL Draft 256th overall, 1994
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 1996 – 2003

Sergei Yevgenyevich Berezin (born November 5, 1971 in Voskresensk, Russia) is a former NHL player from 1996-97 through 2002-03. Berezin who played left wing in the NHL was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the tenth round (#256 overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Upon being selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the tenth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Berezin played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) where he registered 137 total points in just 88 games played. From 1990-1994 Sergei played in Russia for Khimik Voskresensk, where in 1993-1994 he picked up 41 points in 40 games.

In his first season in the NHL which was in 1996-1997 Berezin scored 25 goals and had 41 points in 73 games. That was good enough for earning a spot on the NHL all-rookie team. His best season of his NHL career was in 1998-1999 where he picked up 37 goals and 59 points. After the 2000-2001 season Berezin was traded from Toronto to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Over the next two seasons Sergei would participate for four different NHL franchises. In 2001-2002 Berezin played for the Coyotes and the Montreal Canadiens. While playing for the Canadiens, Berezin scored the 10,000th goal at home of the franchise's history. In the following season he would play for another two teams this time suiting up for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals. He would retire playing for CSKA Moscow

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