Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alex Zhamnov
A native of Moscow, Alexei Zhamnov embarked on the road to hockey stardom in 1988, joining Dynamo Moscow. His teammates included such future NHL stars as Darius Kasparaitis, Alexei Kovalev and Alexei Yashin. He played for the silver medal-winning Soviet team at the 1990 World Junior Championships and contributed to a bronze medal finish at the senior World Championships in 1991. He won gold with the Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and was with Russia when they won the silver medal at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan and bronze medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. The talented russian also played in the 1996 and 2000 World Championships and at the World Cup of Hockey in 1996.

After Albertville, Zhamnov joined the Winnipeg Jets, with whom he played for four NHL seasons. He had been the Jets' fifth pick, 77th overall, in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. The lockout-shortened 1994-95 season was Zhamnov's best in the NHL so far. He finished with 30 goals and 65 points in 48 games, good enough for third in the league scoring race behind Jaromir Jagr and Eric Lindros. During the summer of 1996, the Jets relocated to Phoenix, where they became the Coyotes. In August the club sent Zhamnov to Chicago along with minor-leaguer Craig Mills and a first-round draft pick for high-scoring center Jeremy Roenick.

Since entering the NHL back 1992-93, Zhamnov has had eleven straight seasons with at least 45 points and during the 2001-02 season reached the 600 point plateau and in 2002-03 played in his 700th career game. After missing the majority of the first half of the 2003-04 season, Zhamnov went on to play 18 games with Hawks before being dealt to the Philadelhia Flyers shortly after the NHL's All-Star Game. However, his stay in Philly would be shortly lived, as the talented Russian was acquired by the Boston Bruins in the summer of 2005.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Dynamo Moscow USSR 4 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow USSR 43 11 6 17 23
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow Fr-Tour 1 0 1 1 2
1989-90 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 6 1 7 6
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow USSR 46 16 12 28 24
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow Super-S 7 1 1 2 0
1990-91 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 4 5 9 12
1991-92 Soviet Union Can-Cup 5 3 0 3 2
1991-92 Dynamo Moscow CIS 39 15 21 36 28
1991-92 Russia Olympics 8 0 3 3 8
1991-92 Russia WC-A 6 0 0 0 29
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 68 25 47 72 58 +7 6 0 2 2 2
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 61 26 45 71 62 -20
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 48 30 35 65 20 +5
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 58 22 37 59 65 -4 6 2 1 3 8
1996-97 Russia W-Cup 4 0 2 2 6
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 20 42 62 56 +18
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 70 21 28 49 61 +16
1997-98 Russia Olympics 6 2 1 3 2
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 76 20 41 61 50 -10
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 71 23 37 60 61 +7
1999-00 Russia WC-A 5 0 1 1 0 +1
2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 63 13 36 49 40 -12
2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 22 45 67 67 +8 5 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Russia Olympics 6 1 0 1 4 +3
2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 74 15 43 58 70 0
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 23 6 12 18 14 -8
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 20 5 13 18 14 +7 18 4 10 14 8
2004-05 Vityaz Chekhov Russia-2 24 5 22 27 20 14 7 7 14 10
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 24 1 9 10 30 -4
2005-06 Russia Olympics
NHL Totals 807 249 470 719 668 35 6 13 19 18


NHL Second All-Star Team (1995) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2002) Traded to Chicago by Phoenix with Craig Mills and Phoenix's 1st round choice (Ty Jones) in 1997 Entry Draft for Jeremy Roenick, August 16, 1996. Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago with Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected R.J. Anderson) in 2004 Entry Draft for Jim Vandermeer, the rights to Colin Fraser and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Chicago selected Bryan Bickell) in 2004 Entry Draft, February 19, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chekhov (Russia-2), November 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 4, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to shoulder injury in training camp and ankle injury vs. Tampa Bay, January 7, 2006.