Alexei Yashin
Russian ice hockey player
Alexei Yashin
Alexei Valeryevich Yashin is a Russian professional ice hockey player. He is currently a free agent. Yashin last played for SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL and has previously played in the National Hockey League for the Ottawa Senators (1993–2001) and New York Islanders (2001–2007).
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Ilya Bryzgalov buyout: So, uh... what now?
Broad St Hockey - over 3 years
A good chunk of the people reading this sentence right now will be dead by the time Ilya Bryzgalov comes off the Flyers' books in 2027. Provided he doesn't live until age 95, Flyers chairman Ed Snider -- the guy who made sure the Flyers solved their goalie problems with Bryzgalov -- will be among them. If you're 25 years old right now, you'll be firmly into middle age when the Flyers stop paying Bryzgalov. If you're in your teens, chances are you'll be married with kids by the time Bryz is actually gone. If you're 50 years old, you'll get the senior discount at the movie theater while Bryz is still collecting checks from Comcast-Spectacor. That's assuming Comcast-Spectacor still exists in 15 years. That's assuming movie theaters still exist in 15 years. Who knows. IT'S A REALLY LONG TIME FROM NOW. So he'll be on our minds for a while. Bryzgalov's buyout is the largest buyout in NHL history, topping the eight-year, $17.6 million buyout the Islanders gave Alexei Yashin in ...
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AP Sportlight - Kitsap Sun
Google News - over 5 years
2001 — Alexei Yashin, who sat out an entire season in a contract dispute two years earlier, agrees to the longest deal in NHL history. The New York Islanders and the 27-year-old Russian agree to terms on a 10-year contract worth $87.5 million
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The 25 Biggest "What Ifs" in NHL History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
What If the New York Islanders Had Never Traded for Alexei Yashin? Answer: If the New York Islanders had never acquired Alexei Yashin, they would have kept Zdeno Chara for starters. They would have had the draft pick that led to Jason Spezza and even
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NHL Trade Review: 5 Deals This Summer That Simply Don't Make Any Sense - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
They needed an impact player, so they traded Bill Muckalt, Zdeno Chara and the second overall pick, which became Jason Spezza, for Alexei Yashin from the Ottawa Senators. While none of the deals this offseason may be as bad as that one,
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NHL Should Respect the KHL: Why They Are More Than a Russian Minor League - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Alexei Morozov and Alexei Yashin are former NHL players that have found success in the KHL. I think that it would be very interesting to see the best of the NHL compete against the best of the KHL, and then many fans may be surprised by how competitive
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Nichols on Fantasy NHL: Hockey Hearsay - Sportsnet.ca (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The biggest name that caused a stir was Alexei Yashin, who was recently skating at the Islanders' practice facility in Syosset. The 37-year-old Yashin is on the Islanders' payroll through the 2014-15 season, but hasn't played a game for the Islanders
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Who Stops the Puck? Jack Capuano on Islanders Goaltending - XM Home Ice - Lighthouse Hockey
Google News - over 5 years
Alexei Yashin: Capuano leaves that to Snow but recalls how Yashin was a producer when Capuano was an Isles assistant coach. The development of Michael Grabner: Working with him last season to keep doing the things that bring him success
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2011 NHL Free Agents: Alexei Yashin NHL Return Still a Possibility - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
This summer, the possibility of Alexei Yashin returning to the NHL and the New York Islanders was announced. However, a few days ago, Russian reporter Dmitry Chesnokov announced via Twitter that he had spoken with Yashin's agent, who told him that
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Bradley has some words about Semin … Doughty – Kings haven't talked in weeks ... - My NHL Trade Rumors
Google News - over 5 years
Philadelphia Daily News: Michael Nylander will be at the Flyers training camp on a tryout. Nylander last played in 2008-09 with the Capitals. Slava Malamud via twitter: KHL's Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg have made an offer to Alexei Yashin and are
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NHL 2011-12 Preview: Islanders Looking at Another Long Season on Long Island - NESN.com
Google News - over 5 years
There is the fact that they are struggling to even reach the cap floor despite accepting New Jersey's salary-dump trade for Brian Rolston and still having Alexei Yashin's buyout on the books. And there was the public's rejection of a plan to fund a new
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Playing a very dirty game - National Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It is also partly because the Islanders are the only franchise in recent memory to openly flirt with the idea of employing Alexei Yashin, who ran out of damns to give back in the late 1990s or so. Wang says he has lost about US$240-million over 11
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Are the Islanders not done dealing after landing Brian Rolston? - msnbc.com
Google News - over 5 years
While the rumors of the Isles re-interest in Alexei Yashin will persist, Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank says that there's another “big” move on the horizon. Another hockey move is on the way. For what it's worth, we were also told that we're
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Agent: Alexei Yashin's status with Islanders unaffected by Brian Rolston trade - SportingNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
The New York Islanders moved closer to the salary cap floor with the addition of Brian Rolston, but the agent for Alexei Yashin believes there still room for his client on the team. Mark Gandler of International Sports Advisors last spoke with the
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Yashin, Isles still talkin' - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
(REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann) The New York Islanders are still negotiating Alexei Yashin's possible return to the team he was turfed from in 2007. As reported last Saturday, Isles general manager Garth Snow is holding contract talks with agent Mark Gandler
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Former KHL Teammates Yashin and Nabokov May Both be NHL Islanders - Suite101.com
Google News - over 5 years
One, Alexei Yashin, spent much of his NHL career with the Islanders while the other, goalie Evgeni Nabokov, played all ten of his years in the league with the San Jose Sharks. There were reports on both of these players on July 23, the one on Nabokov
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Report: Isles, Yashin discussing reunion - Fox News
Google News - over 5 years
The New York Islanders are in talks to bring back free agent Alexei Yashin, according to a report by Newsday. Yashin played 12 seasons in the NHL from 1993 until 2007. Yashin played for the Islanders from 2001 to 2007, when the Islanders bought out the ... - -
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Stamkos, Lightning lock-in, plus 30 thoughts - CBC.ca (blog)
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Reports indicate Alexei Yashin is considering an NHL return. Saw him last year during travels to Russia. At the time, he said he was only interested in the New York City area (since he was still with Carol Alt) and wouldn't accept what he considered a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alexei Yashin
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 38
    In December, 2012, Russian Hockey Federation President Vladislav Tretiak appointed Yashin to the post of general manager of the Russian National Women's Team.
    More Details Hide Details On the international stage, Yashin has represented his native Russia in the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 1998, 2002, and 2006 Winter Olympics. He has won Olympic silver (1998) and bronze (2002) medals.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    Following the 2011-12 season, Yashin retired.
    More Details Hide Details Yashin is in a long-term relationship with actress and former model Carol Alt.
    Ultimately, the two sides failed to come to terms and Yashin subsequently signed a one-year deal with CSKA Moscow for the 2011–12 season.
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    During the summer of 2011, the New York Islanders and Yashin discussed the possibility of Yashin returning to play for the team in the 2011-12 season.
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  • 2009
    Age 35
    On May 29, 2009, it was announced that he had signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
    More Details Hide Details This news came several months after he helped Lokomotiv Yaroslavl reach the seventh game of the Gagarin Cup final, which they ultimately lost 1–0. That season, he also led the team in both regular season as well playoff scoring, with 47 points (21 goals and 26 assists) in 56 regular season games, and 18 points (7 goals and 11 assists) in 19 playoff games.
  • 2007
    Age 33
    On July 20, 2007, Yashin signed a one-year contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian Super League.
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    The Islanders decided to buy out the remainder of Yashin's contract in June 2007, according to a report in Newsday.
    More Details Hide Details The contract was bought out for $17.63 million, or two-thirds of the amount left on the contract, to be paid out over eight years at a rate of $2.2 million per year. Perhaps surprisingly, Yashin's agent, Mark Gandler, claimed that his client was keen on a return to Ottawa once his contract had been bought out by the Islanders. "It's a new chapter and we'll be calling Ottawa for sure," Gandler was quoted in the Ottawa Sun as saying, adding "He'd love to return to Ottawa, in fact." However, the Senators showed little to no interest in bringing Yashin back into the fold, and Gandler was subsequently "not happy with" contract offers from various NHL teams, resulting in threats of his client returning to Russia to resume his hockey career.
    Yashin finally returned to the line-up on March 8, 2007, and posted 13 points (five goals and eight assists) in 16 games helping the Islanders clinch the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.
    More Details Hide Details In the first round series against the Buffalo Sabres, Yashin registered no points in five games and at times was demoted to the fourth line by coach Ted Nolan.
  • 2006
    Age 32
    On Saturday, November 25, 2006, Yashin suffered a knee sprain after taking a knee-to-knee hit.
    More Details Hide Details He initially returned after a few weeks, but his effectiveness was reduced, and the team revealed that the knee was not 100%. Early in February, Islanders coach Ted Nolan decided to rest Yashin until his knee was completely healthy, which prompted questions about whether team still had faith in Yashin and whether the re-injury was legitimate or a pretext for benching him.
    An October 2006 article in Newsday suggested that Yashin must "make a difference" in 2006–07 or he will be bought out at the end of the season.
    More Details Hide Details By the 20 game mark, Yashin was earning praise in the local media for the first time in recent memory, and his point totals were among the league leaders.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 27
    Yashin's play was generally praised in 2001–02, as he carried the team's offense for stretches during the season.
    More Details Hide Details The following years, his mediocre point production led people both inside and outside the Islanders organization to question his effort and salary. Prior to the 2005–06 season, the Islanders lost several key players to free agency or retirement and significantly retooled their roster. Captain Michael Peca was traded to free up room to sign free agents such as high-scoring wing Miroslav Šatan and Yashin became team captain. Journalists suggested that the team had finally been built around Yashin and would sink or swim with his performance. A common defense of Yashin's decreased offensive output had been the lack of a legitimate first line winger to play with him. Satan and Yashin showed signs of chemistry early in the season, but generally produced disappointing results. When Satan was moved off Yashin's line, his offensive output increased markedly. After the season ended with the Islanders out of the playoffs for the first time since his arrival, Yashin acknowledged that he needed to score more. After the season ended, there had been speculation that the Islanders would buy out his contract and rebuild in a different image, but the team decided to retain him.
    After joining the Islanders, Yashin's point production declined. While he helped his new team make the playoffs for the first time in eight years in 2001–02, the Islanders were still unable to advance beyond the first round. The Isles lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a hard-fought seven game series in 2001–02 and then lost in five games to Ottawa in 2002–03 and the eventual champion Tampa Bay Lightning in 2003–04.
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    On draft day, 2001, Yashin was sent to the New York Islanders for defenseman Zdeno Chára, forward Bill Muckalt and the second overall draft selection, which the Senators used to draft highly touted centerman Jason Spezza.
    More Details Hide Details Islanders' GM Mike Milbury promptly re-signed Yashin to an enormous 10-year, $87.5 million USD contract. Although his contract was reduced by 24 percent due to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed in 2005, Yashin was widely considered to be grossly overpaid and virtually untradeable.
  • 2000
    Age 26
    Yashin returned to the Senators for the 2000–01 season.
    More Details Hide Details Despite being jeered by the crowd in every NHL arena, including Ottawa, Yashin had a solid regular season offensively. The Senators entered the post-season as the second seed in the Eastern Conference and were paired against the seventh-seeded Toronto Maple Leafs. Yashin had a poor series and did not attend the final team meeting, held after the Senators' early playoff exit.
  • 1999
    Age 25
    When Yashin still refused to report, the Senators suspended him for the rest of the 1999–2000 NHL season on November 10, with the full support of the NHL.
    More Details Hide Details Yashin attempted to sign with a team in Switzerland, but the International Ice Hockey Federation suspended him from playing internationally until the dispute was resolved. After the season, an NHL arbitrator refused to grant Yashin the free agent status he claimed to have earned, instead tolling his contract for another season on the grounds that Yashin owed the Senators the final year of his contract if he ever returned to the NHL. It was another public relations disaster for Yashin.
  • 1998
    Age 24
    Yashin's relationship with the Ottawa Senators reached a new low after the 1998–99 season.
    More Details Hide Details Yashin refused to honor the final year of his contract and demanded a raise (he would have earned $3.6 million USD that year, compared to other star centerman like Steve Yzerman and Joe Sakic who made $6–7 million). When the Senators refused, he demanded a trade on the advice of his agent, Mark Gandler. This was the third time Yashin demanded a new contract during his five years with the team. The Senators refused to trade Yashin, instead stripping him of his captaincy and handing it to Daniel Alfredsson.
    In 1998, Yashin initially pledged to give a million dollars to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Centre's largest ever donation.
    More Details Hide Details The Senators had earlier collaborated with the NAC to produce the 1998–99 season program titled as "Symphony on Ice", which featured head coach Jacques Martin on the front cover wearing a tuxedo and waving a conductor's baton, while NAC music director Pinchas Zukerman was shown in the Senators' locker room with a #00 Senators jersey. When the NAC learned that one of the conditions of this donation was for them to pay Yashin's parents $425,000 in consulting fees for "loosely defined" services, they balked and Yashin cancelled the donation. The failed arrangement was a public relations disaster for Yashin and his family, and served to further damage Yashin's already strained relationship with the public in Ottawa.
  • 1995
    Age 21
    Several nasty contract disputes later developed between Yashin and the team, beginning when Yashin refused to honor his contract at the onset of the 1995–96 NHL season, unless the terms were renegotiated to make him the team's highest paid player.
    More Details Hide Details The holdout caused many Senators' fans to sour on him. Some commentators have sympathized with Yashin's position in the dispute, as Daigle had struggled on the ice, in contrast with Yashin's performance. Yashin's offensive numbers exceeded Daigle's in every season they played together on the Senators.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 19
    While they hesitated in giving Yashin a five-year, $4 million contract, they signed Daigle to one of the largest rookie contracts in history, and touted him over Yashin for the Calder Trophy at the conclusion of the 1993–94 season.
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    Off the ice, however, Yashin's time in Ottawa was tumultuous. Senators' management initially viewed Daigle, who had been selected first overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, as the franchise's cornerstone player.
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  • 1992
    Age 18
    After remaining in Russia for the 1992–93 season with the Dynamo Moscow, Yashin arrived in Ottawa for the 1993–94 NHL season, along with Ottawa's other highly touted young draft selection, Alexandre Daigle.
    More Details Hide Details Yashin soon eclipsed Daigle as the team's brightest young star, scoring 79 points in his rookie season and earning a nomination for the Calder Trophy. Subsequent seasons saw him emerge as a star player in the NHL, helping Ottawa make the playoffs for the first time in 1997. In 1998, he scored a key overtime goal against the New Jersey Devils that helped the Senators win their first ever playoff series. Yashin was eventually named team captain of the Senators, and the pinnacle of his career came in the 1998–99 season when he scored 94 points. At the conclusion of the season, Yashin was runner-up for both the Hart Trophy for the NHL's most valuable player, as well as being named an NHL Second Team All-Star. Yashin's regular season success did not carry over into the playoffs, and the Senators were swept in the first round by the Buffalo Sabres.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on November 5, 1973.
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