Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mikhail Tatarinov
Defenseman Mikhail Tatarinov played parts of four seasons with the Washington Capitals, Quebec Nordiques and Boston Bruins in the early 90s. He was best known in the USSR/Russia a fine playmaker domestically and on the national team.

Born in Angarsk, USSR, Tatarinov began his career with Sokol Kiev in 1983-84 and eventually moved up to Moscow Dynamo. In 1984 he was named the top defenceman at the European Junior Championships. He won a gold medal with the USSR at the 1984 and 1986 World Junior Championships and a bronze in 1985. In 1985 and 1986 the slick blueliner was placed on the tournament all-star team and he was named the top defenceman in 1986. Tatarinov made his debut with the senior national squad at Rendez-Vous in 1987 then became a fixture in the Dynamo line up where he won a championship in 1990. In 1990 he was voted on to the all-star team after helping the USSR win the gold medal at the World Championships.

Chosen 225th overall by the Capitals in 1984, Tatarinov scored eight goals in 65 games as an NHL rookie in 1990-91. In June, 1991 he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques for a draft choice. A few months later he played for the Soviet Union at the Canada Cup. Tatarinov scored 11 goals and was a +8 on the weak Nordiques then played 28 games through assorted injuries while helping the club improve in 1992-93. Tatarinov signed as a free agent with Boston then suffered through an injury-plagued season before retiring in 1994.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Sokol Kiev USSR 38 7 3 10 46
1983-84 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 1 2 3 0
1983-84 Soviet Union EJC-A 5 3 1 4 18
1984-85 Sokol Kiev USSR 34 3 6 9 54
1984-85 Soviet Union WJC-A 5 1 2 3 6
1985-86 Sokol Kiev USSR 37 7 5 12 41
1985-86 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 2 5 7 16
1986-87 Dynamo Moscow USSR 40 10 8 18 43
1986-87 Soviet Union RV-87 2 0 1 1 0
1987-88 Dynamo Moscow USSR 30 2 2 4 8
1988-89 Dynamo Moscow USSR 4 1 0 1 2
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow USSR 44 11 10 21 34
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow Fr-Tour 1 1 2 3 0
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow Super-S 5 0 1 1 0
1989-90 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 3 8 11 20
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow USSR 11 5 4 9 6
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 2
1990-91 Washington Capitals NHL 65 8 15 23 82 -4
1991-92 Soviet Union Can-Cup 5 0 1 1 17
1991-92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 66 11 27 38 72 +8
1992-93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 28 2 6 8 28 +6
1993-94 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
1993-94 Providence Bruins AHL 3 0 3 3 0
NHL Totals 161 21 48 69 184


Best Defenseman at EJC-A (1984)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1985, 1986)
Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1986)
USSR First All-Star Team (1990)
WEC-A All-Star Team (1990)
Best Defenseman at WEC-A (1990)
Traded to Quebec by Washington for Toronto's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Washington selected Eric Lavigne) in 1991 Entry Draft, June 22, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 30, 1993.