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Tuesday, November 6
Updated: April 12, 2:07 PM ET
Viacheslav Fetisov's career highlights
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Born: April 20, 1958, in Moscow, Russia

Position: Defense

Inducted: 2001 (player)

Transactions

  • Montreal Canadiens' 14th pick (12th round, 201 overall) in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft
  • New Jersey Devils' 6th pick (8th round, 145 overall) in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft
  • Formally joined the Devils on June 26, 1989 after obtaining release from the Red Army
  • Traded to Detroit, April 3, 1995 for Detroit's third-round choice (David Gosselin)

    NHL Achievements

  • Stanley Cup: 1997 (Detroit), 1998 (Detroit), 2000 (assistant coach, New Jersey)
  • All-Star Game: 1997, 1998

    Soviet/Russian Achievements

  • August 2000: Honored in Moscow for "services to the fatherland" and received medal of the highest order from Russian president Vladimir Putin
  • Played 13 seasons with Central Red Army and served as team captain. Team earned won the league title in each of his 12 full seasons prior to 1988-89. His on-ice performance led to his selection as a major in the Red Army.
  • Was named one of the Soviet Union's Honored Masters of Sport
  • Soviet League Player of the Year: 1982, 1986, 1988
  • Soviet League First All-Star Team: 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
  • Leningradskaya-Pravda Trophy (top scoring defenseman): 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988

    International Achievements (USSR/Russia)

  • Received Olympic Order of Medal, the highest honor from the International Olympic Committee, August, 25, 2000
  • Olympics: 1980 (silver), 1984 (gold), 1988 (gold), 2002 (head coach)
  • World Championships: 1977 (bronze), 1978 (gold), 1981 (gold), 1982 (gold), 1983 (gold), 1985 (bronze) 1986 (gold), 1987 (silver), 1989 (gold), 1990 (gold), 1991 (bronze)
  • World Championship Best Defenseman: 1978, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1989
  • World Championship All-Star: 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991
  • World Cup of Hockey: 1996
  • Canada Cup: 1981 (championship), 1987
  • Canada Cup All-Star: 1987
  • World Junior Championship: 1977 (gold), 1978 (gold)
  • World Junior Championship Best Defenseman: 1977, 1978
  • World Junior Championship All-Star: 1978
  • European Junior Championship: 1975 (gold), 1976 (gold)
  • European Junior Championship Best Defenseman: 1976

    VIACHESLAV FETISOV'S CAREER STATISTICS
          |---   REG. SEASON ---| |---   PLAYOFFS ---|
    Year Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
    1975-76 CSKA Moscow USSR 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WJC 4 0 0 0 11 -- -- -- -- --
    1976-77 CSKA Moscow USSR 28 3 4 7 14 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WJC 7 3 2 5 4 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WC 5 3 3 6 2 -- -- -- -- --
    1977-78 CSKA Moscow USSR 35 9 18 27 46 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WJC 7 3 5 8 6 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WC 10 4 6 10 11 -- -- -- -- --
    1978-79 CSKA Moscow USSR 29 10 19 29 40 -- -- -- -- --
    1979-80 CSKA Moscow USSR 37 10 14 24 46 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union OLY 7 5 4 9 10 -- -- -- -- --
    1980-81 CSKA Moscow USSR 48 13 16 29 44 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WC 8 1 4 5 6 -- -- -- -- --
    1981-82 CSKA Moscow USSR 46 15 26 41 20 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union CCUP 7 1 7 8 10 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WEC 10 4 3 7 6 -- -- -- -- --
    1982-83 CSKA Moscow USSR 43 6 17 23 46 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WC 10 3 7 10 8 -- -- -- -- --
    1983-84 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 19 30 49 38 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union OLY 7 3 8 11 8 -- -- -- -- --
    1984-85 CSKA Moscow USSR 20 13 12 25 6 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WC 10 6 7 13 15 -- -- -- -- --
    1985-86 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 15 19 34 12 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WC 10 6 9 15 10 -- -- -- -- --
    1986-87 CSKA Moscow USSR 39 13 20 33 18 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WC 10 2 8 10 2 -- -- -- -- --
    1987-88 CSKA Moscow USSR 46 18 17 35 26 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union CCUP 9 2 5 7 9 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union OLY 8 4 9 13 6 -- -- -- -- --
    1988-89 CSKA Moscow USSR 23 8 9 17 18 -- -- -- -- --
      Soviet Union WC 10 2 4 6 17 -- -- -- -- --
    1989-90 New Jersey NHL 72 8 34 42 52 6 0 2 2 10
    1990-91 Utica AHL 1 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
      New Jersey NHL 67 3 16 19 62 7 0 0 0 15
    1991-92 New Jersey NHL 70 3 23 26 108 6 0 3 3 8
    1992-93 New Jersey NHL 76 4 23 27 158 5 0 2 2 4
    1993-94 New Jersey NHL 52 1 14 15 30 14 1 0 1 8
    1994-95 New Jersey NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
      Detroit NHL 14 3 11 14 2 18 0 8 8 14
    1995-96 Detroit NHL 69 7 35 42 96 19 1 4 5 34
    1996-97 Detroit NHL 64 5 23 28 76 20 0 4 4 42
    1997-98 Detroit NHL 58 2 12 14 72 21 0 3 3 10
      NHL TOTALS   546 36 192 228 656 116 2 26 28 145