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Viacheslav Fetisov

Viacheslav Fetisov

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: April 20, 1958
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: NJD / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (145th overall)
Best Defenseman at EJC-A (1976) WJC-A All-Star Team (1977, 1978) Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1977, 1978) WEC-A All-Star Team (1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991) WEC-A - Best Defenseman (1978, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1989) USSR First All-Star Team (1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988) USSR - Player of the Year (1982, 1986) Leningradskaya-Pravda Trophy (Top Scoring Defenseman) (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1987) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1997, 1998) Traded to Detroit by New Jersey for Detroit's 3rd round choice (David Gosselin) in 1995 Entry Draft, April 3, 1995. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), December 10, 2009.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players