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Yushkevich as a Leaf

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
Dmitry Yushkevich was one of the team's current longest serving members and his dedication to the Blue and White won't soon be forgotten by fans.

Compiled below is a number of Yushkevich's accomplishments in Hogtown.

  • Dmitry Yushkevich was drafted 122nd overall in the 1991 Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers and, after three solid seasons in Philly he was traded to the Leafs for three draft picks on August 30, 1995.

  • In his first season with Toronto Dmitry scored 11 points. Following that he registered 14 points in 1996-97, and then 12 points in 1997-98.

  • In 1998-99 Yushkevich helped the Maple Leafs improve 28 points in the standings and make the playoffs for the first time in three years. Yushkevich averaged 22:20 minutes per game and registered 28 points, 169 hits and 107 blocked shots. He also recorded a plus/minus rating of +25.

  • In 1999-2000, Yushkevich played in his first All-Star Game and scored a goal in front of his home fans at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. He finshed the season with 266 hits, 27 points, 160 blocked shots and averaged 23:18 minutes per game.

  • In 2000-01, Dmitry scored 24 points and 171 hits while averaging 24:14 minutes per game (first on the team).

  • In just 55 games in 2001-02 Dmitry tied a career high in goals with 6 and finished second on the team in blocked shots with 107. He recorded his 200th career NHL point on November 17 with a goal at Ottawa and played in his 500th game as a Leaf on January 19, vs. Philadelphia. He also played his 700th NHL game on January 26th at Edmonton.
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