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Alexei Yashin

Alexei Yashin  #79

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NUMBER: 79 BIRTHDATE: November 5, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Sverdlovsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 218 DRAFTED: OTT / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
CIS First All-Star Team (1993)NHL Second All-Star Team (1999) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1999, 2002) Suspended for entire 1999-2000 season by Ottawa for refusing to report to team, November 9, 1999. Independent arbitrator ruled that Yashin was eligible to play for Team Russia at 2000 World Hockey Championships. Traded to NY Islanders by Ottawa for Bill Muckalt, Zdeno Chara and NY Islanders' 1st round choice (Jason Spezza) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), February 14, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), July 20, 2007. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), May 29, 2009.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1