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|Yuri Kuznetsov (b.1971)|
|Position||Left Wing and Center|
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
209 lb (95 kg)
|Teams|| RSL Metallurg Magnitogorsk|
AHL Syracuse Crunch
|Born|| August 10 1971,|
|NHL Draft|| 7th round (169th overall), 1994|
|Pro Career||1992 – 2009|
Career Notes Edit
Yuri Kuznetsov reached the highlight of his career in 2001 when he won the Russian Superleague with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, playing on a line with brothers Aleksandr and Yevgeniy Koreshkov from Kazakhstan. This same year he played for the Russian national team in the 2001 IIHF World Championship.
After two successful seasons with Severstal Cherepovets, he was reunited with the Koreshkov brothers in 2004-2005 at his youth club, the Sibir Novosibirsk  but all three players left the club during the season without much success.
His career outside of Russia included 2 seasons for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL right after he was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 7th round of 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He also played for the Minnesota Moose of the IHL, the Kölner Haie of the DEL and the Milano Vipers of the French League.
Coaching career Edit
In May 2009 PHC Krylya Sovetov announced that Yuri Kuznetsov would be assistant coach to Alexei Kasatonov, the new head coach for the 2009-2010 Vysshaya Liga season, with Vladimir Myshkin being the goaltender coach.
Career statistics Edit
|96/97||HC CSKA Moscow||EHL||6||2||1||3||2|
|96/97||HC CSKA Moscow||RSL||43||12||14||26||36||2||2||2||4||0|
|99/00||HC Sierre-Anniviers||NL B|
Played for Russia in:
See also Edit
- Kuznetsov should not be confused with Yuri Kuznetsov(fi) (b. Moscow 1965), Russian ice hockey defender who played a large part of his career in Finland for HIFK, SaiPa and other teams including Krylia Sovetov.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Marc Branchu (September 2004). Presentation of the 2004-2005 Russian ice hockey season. hockeyarchives.info. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
- ↑ Sport-Express (21 May 2009). Kasatonov to lead Krylya Sovetov to KHL. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
- ↑ Yuri Kuznetsov b. 1971 - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- ↑ 2001 IIHF World Championship. Retrieved on 7 May 2010.
- ↑ Yuri Kuznetsov b. 1965 - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- ↑ Yuri Kuznetsov b. 1965's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database