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Viacheslav Butsayev

Viacheslav Butsayev

Center
BIRTHDATE: June 13, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Togliatti, Russia
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: PHI / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (109th overall)
Brother of Yuri IHL Second All-Star Team (1998) Traded to San Jose by Philadelphia for Rob Zettler, February 1, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, October 19, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 1, 1998. Traded to Ottawa by Florida for Ottawa's 6th round choice (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Justin Cox) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 8, 1999. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Ottawa in Waiver Draft, September 27, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Ottawa from Tampa Bay, October 28, 1999.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday