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Mikhail Tatarinov

Mikhail Tatarinov

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: July 16, 1966
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Irkutsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: WSH / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 11th   (225th overall)
Best Defenseman at EJC-A (1984) WJC-A All-Star Team (1985, 1986) Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1986) USSR First All-Star Team (1990) WEC-A All-Star Team (1990) Best Defenseman at WEC-A (1990) Traded to Quebec by Washington for Toronto's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Washington selected Eric Lavigne) in 1991 Entry Draft, June 22, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 30, 1993.
Quote of the Day

I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday