Alexander Mogilny Speaker Profile
Retired NHL Hockey Player
Alexander Mogilny Biography
Alexander Mogilny was born on February 18, 1969, in Khabarovsk, USSR (now Russia) is a retired professional ice hockey player. He was often known by his nickname "Alexander the Great".
Mogilny was best known for his lightning quick speed and lethal wrist shot in his early years which led to his career year of 76 goals in the 1992-93 NHL season. As his career progressed he grew to become a selfless player and was not only known for his speed and shooting but also his vision, passing and skilled stick handling ability.
His most common nickname was "Alexander the Great" (coined by Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret) but he has sinced passed that down to Russian Phenom Alexander Ovechkin. Ovechkin later said in an interview how he was honored to be receiving the nickname of one of his boyhood heroes.
His contract expired with the New Jersey Devils at the end of the 2006-07 NHL season with Mogilny not playing in a single game all season due to injury.
In the Soviet Union, he played on a line with center Sergei Fedorov and winger Pavel Bure, a lethal combination that is best remembered as one of the most productive lines in hockey history, as all three posted spectacular numbers with their combination of speed and puck-handling skills. He represented the Soviet Union in 1988 and 1989 at the World Junior Championships, winning the Best Forward award in 1988. Mogilny also played for the senior Soviet Team that won the Gold Medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics. After the medal ceremony of 1989 World championships, he left the Soviet team and defected to North America with the help of representatives of the Buffalo Sabres, the NHL club that had drafted him, 89th overall, a year earlier in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Mogilny chose the number 89 in recognition of both the year he defected and his place in the draft.
In the NHL, he played for the Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, and the New Jersey Devils (winning the Stanley Cup in 2000). He signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2001, and quickly became one of their top players. In the process, he became the only person to dethrone Leafs captain Mats Sundin as the team's leading scorer since his Leafs debut, beating him by 7 points in 2002-03. He finished the year winning the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct. In the 2003-04 season he injured his hip and had to have major surgery and missed most of the season.
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