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Vyacheslav Kozlov | #13

LW | 5' 10" | 190 lb
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,182 356 497 853 96
  • Vyacheslav Kozlov
  • Born: May 3, 1972
  • Birthplace: Voskresensk, RUS
  • Shoots: Left
  • Draft: 1990 DET, 3rd rd, 3rd pk (45th overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,182 356 497 853 96 704 99 300 4 11 56 7 2,843 12.5
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,182 356 497 853 96 704 99 300 4 11 56 7 2,843 12.5

Awards

Vyacheslav Kozlov Awards
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1996-1997 Detroit Red Wings
1997-1998 Detroit Red Wings

Bio

Vyacheslav Kozlov Bio

Kozlov's path to the NHL involved a near-fatal auto accident in Russia and a lot of determined work by the Detroit Red Wings, who selected him in the third round (No. 45) of the 1990 NHL Draft.

The accident took place in October 1991, when a car he was driving was hit by a bus. His passenger, fellow prospect Kirill Tarasov, was killed and Kozlov sustained a serious brain injury that put him in a coma and nearly ended his hockey career. He recovered and was allowed to join the Red Wings, playing his first NHL game March 12, 1992, and had two assists in a 5-4 win against the St. Louis Blues.

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