Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Valeri Karpov
Valeri Karpov was a skilled right-winger who played parts of three seasons with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1990's. He was solid in all phases of the game and handled the adjustment to the North American style of hockey fairly well.

Born in Chelyabinsk, USSR, Karpov played with his hometown club for nearly five seasons before getting a chance to suit up for the storied Central Red Army. He debuted internationally by scoring nine points in eight games when he helped Russia win the 1993 World Championships. Following the season he was chosen 56th overall by Anaheim in the NHL Entry Draft.

Karpov returned to his hometown club in 1994 and scored 29 points in 32 games. That year also played for Russia at the Lillehammer Olympics and the World Championships but did not come away with a medal. After a fine domestic career in which he was a two-time selection to the CIS first all-star team, Karpov journeyed to North America. He played 30 games for the Mighty Ducks during the lockout-shortened season and was third on the team in rookie scoring. In 1995-96 he suited up 37 times and played with more confidence. Following the season he played at the World Championships for the third time but Russia could only manage a fourth place finish.

He proved to be a useful role player who went up and down his wing and scored the occasional goal. Eventually, Anaheim went with other players and Karpov returned to Russia to play with Magnitogorsk in 1997-98. In 1999, he played for Russia when it finished fifth at the World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Metallurg Chelyabinsk USSR-2 26 7 9 16 8
1988-89 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 5 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Soviet Union EJC-A 6 2 2 4 6
1989-90 Metallurg Chelyabinsk USSR-2 1 3 1 4 0
1989-90 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 24 1 2 3 6
1989-90 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR-Q 23 2 2 4 0
1990-91 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 25 8 4 12 15
1990-91 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR-Q 26 7 8 15 14
1990-91 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 0 4 4 2
1991-92 Traktor Chelyabinsk CIS 44 16 10 26 34
1991-92 Mechel Chelyabinsk CIS-2 4 1 0 1 2
1992-93 CSKA Moscow CIS 9 2 6 8 0
1992-93 Traktor Chelyabinsk CIS 29 10 15 25 6 8 0 1 1 10
1992-93 Russia WC-A 8 4 5 9 0
1993-94 Traktor Chelyabinsk CIS 32 11 19 30 18
1993-94 Russia Olympics 8 3 1 4 2
1994-95 Traktor Chelyabinsk CIS 10 6 8 14 8
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 30 4 7 11 6 -4
1994-95 San Diego Gulls IHL 5 3 3 6 0
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 37 9 8 17 10 -1
1995-96 Russia WC-A 8 3 0 3 6
1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 9 1 0 1 16 -2
1996-97 Baltimore Bandits AHL 10 4 8 12 8
1996-97 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 30 18 17 35 19 18 8 7 15 18
1997-98 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 34 11 14 25 20
1998-99 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 40 16 14 30 38 16 6 10 16 14
1998-99 Russia WC-A 6 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 38 9 14 23 22 10 3 4 7 8
2000-01 Lada Togliatti Russia 40 8 7 15 18 5 0 1 1 6
2000-01 Russia WC-A 7 3 0 3 4 -2
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow Russia 19 2 7 9 6
2001-02 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 30 3 7 10 22 9 2 0 2 2
2001-02 Russia WC-A 9 4 2 6 22 0
2002-03 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 50 10 20 30 32 3 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 60 15 25 40 46 11 0 0 0 10
2004-05 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 42 6 9 15 20 5 0 1 1 4
2005-06 Mechel Chelyabinsk Russia-2 28 10 4 14 34
2005-06 Traktor Chelyabinsk Russia-2 21 5 10 15 16 13 4 9 13 4
NHL Totals 76 14 15 29 32


CIS First All-Star Team (1993, 1994) Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 3, 1997.
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