Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Anatoli Semenov
Anatoli Semenov was born in Moscow and spent most of his young life playing for the Moscow Dynamo. He also represented his country in countless tournaments such as the World Junior Championships, Rendezvous '87, World and European Championships, the Canada Cup, Olympics, and NHL-Soviet Super Series, collecting several medals and championships along the way.

He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1989 Entry Draft as one of several Soviet players who would become stars in the NHL, such as Pavel Bure and Sergei Federov. Semenov joined the Oilers for the 1989-90 season but saw only limited ice time. He was with the club for the next two seasons before being claimed in the Expansion Draft of 1992 by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Semenov played only 13 games in Tampa before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks where he enjoyed career highs in assists with 34 and points with 44 for the 1992-93 season. In the off-season, he was claimed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the Expansion Draft of '93 but was traded once again in '95, to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers were making a run for the Cup that season but fell to the eventual champion New Jersey Devils in the conference finals.

During the 1995-96 season, Semenov was sent back to Anaheim where he finished out the year. In the off-season he signed with the Buffalo Sabres as a free agent and finished his playing career in the 1996-97 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Dynamo Moscow USSR 8 3 0 3 2
1979-80 Soviet Union EJC-A 5 1 3 4 6
1980-81 Dynamo Moscow USSR 47 18 14 32 18
1980-81 Soviet Union WJC-A 5 3 2 5 6
1981-82 Dynamo Moscow USSR 44 12 14 26 28
1981-82 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 5 8 13 22
1982-83 Dynamo Moscow USSR 44 22 18 40 26
1982-83 Soviet Union Super-S 3 1 0 1 2
1983-84 Dynamo Moscow USSR 19 10 5 15 14
1984-85 Soviet Union Can-Cup 6 3 1 4 2
1984-85 Dynamo Moscow USSR 30 17 12 29 32
1985-86 Dynamo Moscow USSR 32 18 17 35 19
1985-86 Dynamo Moscow Super-S
1986-87 Dynamo Moscow USSR 40 15 29 44 32
1986-87 Soviet Union RV-87 1 1 0 1 0
1986-87 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 2 1 3 16
1987-88 Soviet Union Can-Cup 9 2 5 7 2
1987-88 Dynamo Moscow USSR 32 17 8 25 22
1987-88 Soviet Union Olympics 8 2 4 6 6
1988-89 Dynamo Moscow USSR 31 9 12 21 24
1988-89 Dynamo Riga Super-S 7 1 3 4 0
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow USSR 48 13 20 33 16
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow Fr-Tour 1 1 1 2 0
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow Super-S 5 1 1 2 2
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 57 15 16 31 26 +17 12 5 5 10 6
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 59 20 22 42 16 +12 8 1 1 2 6
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 13 2 3 5 4 -5
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 62 10 34 44 28 +21 12 1 3 4 0
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 49 11 19 30 12 -4
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 15 3 4 7 4 -10
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 26 1 2 3 6 -2 15 2 4 6 0
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 44 3 13 16 14 +3
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 12 1 9 10 10 -4
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 25 2 4 6 2 -3
NHL Totals 362 68 126 194 122 49 9 13 22 12


USSR First All-Star Team (1985) Claimed by Tampa Bay from Edmonton in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to Vancouver by Tampa Bay for Dave Capuano and Vancouver's 4th round pick (later traded to New Jersey - later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Ryan Duthie) in 1994 NHL Draft, November 3, 1992. Claimed by Anaheim from Vancouver in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Philadelphia by Anaheim for Milos Holan, March 8, 1995. Traded to Anaheim by Philadelphia with Mike Crowley for Brian Wesenberg, March 19, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 17, 1996.
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