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Yuri Butsayev
Born October 11, 1978 (age 31),

Togliatti, Soviet Union

Height

Weight

6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)

Position Left wing
Shoots Left

Yuri Gennadievich Butsayev (born October 11, 1978 in Togliatti, Russia) is a Russian professional ice hockey winger. He was drafted in the second round, 49th overall, by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Currently, he plays for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the Kontinental Hockey League.

Drafted from HC Lada Togliatti, Butsayev made his National Hockey League debut with the Red Wings during the 1999–2000 season, appearing in 57 games and scoring five goals. After spending parts of the next two seasons with the Red Wings, Butsayev was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers along with a draft pick for defenceman Jiri Slegr. After spending parts of two seasons with the Thrashers, Butsayev returned to Russia during the 2003 season and has played there ever since.

In September of 2009 he was sentenced for rape by the Finnish court. The rape happened in Asikkala, Finland in July of 2009.[1][2]


Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Lada Togliatti IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Lada Togliatti RSL 42 13 11 24 38 11 2 2 4 8
1997–98 Lada Togliatti RSL 44 8 9 17 63
1998–99 Dynamo Moscow RSL 1 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Lada Togliatti RSL 39 10 7 17 55 7 1 2 3 14
1999–00 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 9 0 1 1 0
1999–00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 3 5 8 12
2000–01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 54 29 17 46 26 4 0 2 2 2
2000–01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 1 1 2 4
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 61 21 23 44 44
2001–02 Chicago Wolves AHL 4 1 1 2 0 22 7 4 11 20
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 8 2 0 2 4
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 16 2 0 2 8
2002–03 Chicago Wolves AHL 7 6 3 9 0
2002–03 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 19 2 5 7 37 10 2 3 5 4
2003–04 CSKA Moscow RSL 18 1 3 4 6
2003–04 Lada Togliatti RSL 28 7 3 10 30 6 1 0 1 0
2004–05 Lada Togliatti RSL 42 6 6 12 32 9 2 2 4 6
2005–06 HC MVD RSL 32 2 8 10 37
2006–07 Lada Togliatti RSL 44 10 5 15 40 3 0 2 2 4
2007–08 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod RSL 57 8 8 16 71
2008–09 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 54 9 11 20 69
NHL totals 99 10 4 14 28

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event Place GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Russia WJC 3 6 1 0 1 0

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