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Alexei Kasatonov

Alexei Kasatonov  #7

NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: October 14, 1959
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Leningrad, Russia
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: NJD / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 12th   (225th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1979) Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1979) USSR First All-Star Team (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1981) WEC-A All-Star Team (1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991) Named Best Defenseman at WEC-A (1983) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994) Claimed by Anaheim from New Jersey in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by Anaheim for the rights to Maxim Bets and St.Louis' 6th round choice (later traded back to St. Louis St. Louis selected Denis Hamel) in 1995 Entry Draft, March 21, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Boston, June 22, 1994.
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016