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Vitaly Vishnevskiy
Born March 18, 1980 (age 30),

Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, USSR

Height

Weight

6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)

Position Defence
Shoots Left

Vitaly Viktorovich Vishnevsky (Russian: Виталий Викторович Вишневский); born March 18, 1980) is a Ukrainian-Russian[1] professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).


Playing careerEdit

After playing in the Russian Super League for Torpedo Yaroslavl, Vishnevsky was drafted 5th overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He came to North America to start the 1999–00 season playing for the Ducks affiliate the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League. He also made his NHL debut playing in 31 games for the Ducks.

Vishnesvky established himself as a mainstay on the Duck defense, known for his punishing checks. In the 2002–03 season he helped to Ducks reach the Stanley Cup finals. Playing in all their playoff games in their eventual defeat to the New Jersey Devils. Vitaly scored a career high 16 points (6 goals and 10 assists) in the 2003–04 NHL season. Vishnevsky returned to Russia to play for Khimik Voskresensk during the 2004–05 NHL lockout.

In the 2005–06 NHL season, Vishnevsky continued to play for the Ducks where they made their way to the conference finals before losing to the Edmonton Oilers. On August 17, 2006 Vishnevsky was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for Karl Stewart and a 2nd round pick prior to the 2006–07 NHL season.[2]

Vitaly played in 52 games with the Thrashers before he was traded to the Nashville Predators for Éric Bélanger on February 10, 2007.[3] Vishnevsky left the Predators at seasons end and was signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a three year contract on July 10, 2007.[4] After one season of play, with the Devils, he was waived on August 22, 2008.[5] Vishnevsky cleared waivers and decided to go play in the newly formed KHL with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl on August 26, 2008.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Torpedo Yaroslavl RSL 34 3 4 7 38 10 0 0 0 4
1999–00 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 35 1 3 4 45
1999–00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 31 1 1 2 26
2000–01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 76 1 10 11 99
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 74 0 3 3 60
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 80 2 6 8 76 21 0 1 1 6
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 73 6 10 16 51
2004–05 Khimik Moscow Oblast RSL 50 7 14 21 92
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 1 7 8 91 16 0 4 4 10
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 52 3 9 12 31
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 15 0 1 1 10
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 69 2 5 7 50 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 53 8 13 21 124 19 2 7 9 44
NHL totals 552 16 52 68 494 40 0 5 5 18

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2009 Switzerland
World Junior Championships
Gold 1999 Winnipeg
Silver 1998 Helsinki

Played for Russia in:

  • 1998 World Junior Championships (Silver Medal)
  • 1999 World Junior Championships (Gold Medal)
  • 1999 World Championships
  • 2001 World Championships
  • 2004 World Cup
  • 2006 Winter Olympics
  • 2009 World Championships

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event Place GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Russia WJC 2 7 1 2 3 6
1999 Russia WJC 1 7 0 2 2 6
1999 Russia WC 5th 6 0 1 1 8
2001 Russia WC 5th 7 0 3 3 6
2004 Russia WCH QF 3 0 0 0 0
2006 Russia Oly 4th 8 0 1 1 4
2009 Russia WC 1 9 0 0 0 29
Junior int'l totals 14 1 4 5 12
Senior int'l totals 33 0 5 5 47

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