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Yuri Kuznetsov (b.1965)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
192 lb (87 kg)
Teams RSL
Krylia Sovetov
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
SM-Liiga
SaiPa
HIFK
Elitserien
IF Björklöven
Born January 31 1965 (1965-01-31) (age 51),
Moscow, USSR
Pro Career 1985 – 2003


Yuri Kuznetsov (Russian Юрий Кузнецов, born 31 January 1965 in Moscow, Russia) is a former Russian ice hockey player.

Career Notes Edit

Early career in Russia

Kuznetsov started his professional career in 1985, playing in Russia for Krylya Sovetov Moscow of the Soviet Hockey League and Voronezh Buran of the Vysshaya Liga until 1993.

Finland

After one year in Swedish Elitserien, he joined HIFK in the SM-Liiga where played for 3 seasons. At the beginning of the 1997-98 season he moved to SaiPa where Kuznetsov stayed for nearly five seasons. During the middle of the 2001-02 season, Kuznetsov left SaiPa and returned to his homeland and the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl after nine years spent abroad.

Overall, Kuznetsov played in 388 matches in SM-Liiga and scored 53 goals, 119 assists and 172 points. He collected 305 penalty minutes. Kuznetsov belonged to the best defenders of the league, scoring 36 points in each of the seasons 1999-00 and 2000-01.

End of career

After half of a season in Russia, Kuznetsov came back to Finland to play the 2002-03 season for Hokki in Mestis, which was the final year of his career.

Career statistics Edit

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    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
85/86 Krylia Sovetov RSL 40 0 2 2 20
86/87 Krylia Sovetov RSL 12 0 0 0 6
86/87 Voronezh Buran Vys. 20 5 3 8 6
87/88 Voronezh Buran Vys. 65 13 11 24 62
89/90 Krylia Sovetov RSL 52 0 2 2 26
90/91 Krylia Sovetov RSL 23 1 2 3 12
91/92 Krylia Sovetov RSL 30 4 1 5 14
92/93 Krylia Sovetov RSL 42 8 2 10 14 7 0 1 1 0
93/94 IF Björklöven Elitserien 22 4 5 9 10
93/94 IF Björklöven Allsvenskan 17 3 1 4 30 2 0 0 0 2
94/95 HIFK SM-Liiga 49 9 18 27 56 3 0 1 1 0
95/96 HIFK SM-Liiga 50 6 11 17 75 3 0 0 0 0
96/97 HIFK SM-Liiga 48 6 14 20 32
97/98 SaiPa SM-Liiga 48 6 5 11 44 3 0 0 0 2
98/99 SaiPa SM-Liiga 54 3 15 18 34 7 2 2 4 2
99/00 SaiPa SM-Liiga 54 12 24 36 18
00/01 SaiPa SM-Liiga 55 9 27 36 34
01/02 SaiPa SM-Liiga 30 2 5 7 12
01/02 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 20 2 2 4 8 9 0 0 0 14
02/03 Hokki Mestis 8 0 2 2 6
Totals 739 93 152 245 519 34 2 4 6 20
SM-Liiga 388 53 119 172 305 16 2 3 5 4
Russian Superleague 219 15 11 26 100 16 0 1 1 14
Elitserien 22 4 5 9 10

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