Ruslan Salei

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Ruslan Salei
Ruslan Salei Detroit Red Wings Oct 8, 2010.JPG
Born November 2, 1974(1974-11-02)
Minsk, Belarusian SSR,
Soviet Union
Died September 7, 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 36)
near Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for HC Dinamo Minsk (REL)
Tivali Minsk (REL)
Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
Baltimore Bandits (AHL)
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL)
Ak Bars Kazan (RSL)
Florida Panthers
Colorado Avalanche
Detroit Red Wings
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
National team Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1996
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 1992–2011

Ruslan "Rusty" Salei (Belarusian: Руслан Салей; November 2, 1974 – September 7, 2011) was a Belarusian professional ice hockey player. During 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) he played for the Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. On September 7, 2011, the Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying the entire Lokomotiv team including Salei crashed near Yaroslavl on its way to Minsk, Belarus.[1][2]

Career statistics[change | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[change | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Dinamo Minsk REL 9 1 0 1 10
1993–94 Tivali Minsk REL 39 2 3 5 50
1994–95 Tivali Minsk REL 51 4 2 6 44
1995–96 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 76 7 23 30 123 15 3 7 10 18
1996–97 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 8 0 2 2 24 3 2 1 3 6
1996–97 Baltimore Bandits AHL 12 1 4 5 12
1996–97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 30 0 1 1 37
1997–98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 6 3 6 9 14
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 66 5 10 15 70
1998–99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 74 2 14 16 65 3 0 0 0 4
1999–00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 71 5 5 10 94
2000–01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 50 1 5 6 70
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 4 7 11 97
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 61 4 8 12 78 21 2 3 5 26
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 4 11 15 110
2004–05 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 35 8 11 19 36 3 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 78 1 18 19 114 16 3 2 5 18
2006–07 Florida Panthers NHL 82 6 26 32 102
2007–08 Florida Panthers NHL 65 3 20 23 75
2007–08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 17 3 4 7 23 10 1 4 5 4
2008–09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 70 4 17 21 72
2009–10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 14 1 5 6 10 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 2 8 10 48 11 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 917 45 159 204 1065 62 7 9 16 52

International[change | edit source]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Belarus WC-C 6 1 2 3 10
1995 Belarus WC-C 4 0 1 1 4
1998 Belarus OQ 4 0 2 2 18
1998 Belarus OG 7 1 0 1 4
1998 Belarus WC 2 1 0 1 8
2000 Belarus WC 6 0 1 1 6
2001 Belarus WC 6 0 1 1 31
2002 Belarus OG 6 2 1 3 4
2004 Belarus WC-B 5 3 4 7 2
2005 Belarus OQ 2 1 0 1 2
2008 Belarus WC 5 0 2 2 6
2009 Belarus WC 6 2 3 5 6
2010 Belarus OG 4 1 0 1 0
2010 Belarus WC 6 1 1 2 8
Senior int'l totals 69 13 18 31 109

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