Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Yan Kaminsky
A naturally skilled right-winger, Jan Kaminski played a few games for the Winnipeg Jets and New York Islanders in the early 1990s. He played most of his hockey in the domestic league of the USSR/CIS and the minors in North America.

Born in Penza, USSR, Kaminsky played four seasons with Moscow Dynamo. Following the 1990-91 season he was selected 99th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL Entry Draft. He also helped the USSR win the silver medal at the 1990 World Junior Championships. In 1993 he scored four points in eight games as Russia celebrated competing at the World Championships as an independent country by winning gold.

Kaminsky played his first NHL game with Winnipeg but was traded to the New York Islanders for former junior standout Wayne McBean. Kaminsky played 25 games for the Isles over two seasons but was eventually dispatched to the IHL. He retired in 1997 after his second full season with the IHL's Utah Grizzlies where he was part of a Turner Cup championship in 1996.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Dizelist Penza USSR-2 43 10 7 17 12
1988-89 Dizelist Penza USSR-3
1988-89 Soviet Union EJC-A 6 2 2 4 6
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow USSR 6 1 0 1 4
1989-90 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 2 0 2 0
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow 2 USSR-3 16 7
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow USSR 25 10 5 15 2
1990-91 Soviet Union WJC-A 6 1 1 2 6
1991-92 Dynamo Moscow CIS 42 9 7 16 22
1991-92 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Dynamo Moscow CIS 39 15 14 29 12 10 2 5 7 8
1992-93 Russia WC-A 8 2 2 4 4
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
1993-94 Moncton Hawks AHL 33 9 13 22 6
1993-94 New York Islanders NHL 23 2 1 3 4 +4 2 0 0 0 4
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 38 17 16 33 14 15 6 6 12 0
1994-95 New York Islanders NHL 2 1 1 2 0 +2
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 16 3 3 6 8 21 3 5 8 4
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 77 28 27 55 18 7 1 4 5 0
1997-98 Lukko Rauma Finland 38 5 8 13 33
1998-99 Utah Grizzlies IHL 56 11 17 28 12 0
1998-99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 7 0 2 2 0 -1
NHL Totals 26 3 2 5 4 2 0 0 0 4


Traded to NY Islanders by Winnipeg for Wayne McBean, February 1, 1994.