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Viacheslav Butsayev

Viacheslav Butsayev  #22

Center
NUMBER: 22 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.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82