Viktor Kozlov

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Viktor Kozlov
Viktor Kozlov.jpg
Born(1975-02-14) 14 February 1975 (age 38)
Tolyatti, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
PositionCentre
ShootsRight
KHL team
Former teams
CSKA Moscow
RSL
Lada Togliatti
Dynamo Moscow
NHL
San Jose Sharks
Florida Panthers
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
Washington Capitals
KHL
Salavat Yulayev Ufa
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
National team Russia
NHL Draft6th overall, 1993
San Jose Sharks
Playing career1990–present
 
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Viktor Kozlov
Viktor Kozlov.jpg
Born(1975-02-14) 14 February 1975 (age 38)
Tolyatti, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
PositionCentre
ShootsRight
KHL team
Former teams
CSKA Moscow
RSL
Lada Togliatti
Dynamo Moscow
NHL
San Jose Sharks
Florida Panthers
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
Washington Capitals
KHL
Salavat Yulayev Ufa
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
National team Russia
NHL Draft6th overall, 1993
San Jose Sharks
Playing career1990–present

Viktor Nikolayevich Kozlov (Russian: Виктор Николаевич Козлов; born 14 February 1975) is a Russian professional ice hockey player currently playing for CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Kozlov was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round as the sixth overall selection in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Viktor scored his first career goal for the Sharks against Ed Belfour and the Chicago Blackhawks on 21 March 1995 in a 7-3 Sharks loss.[1] He would play a few seasons in San Jose before being traded to the Florida Panthers on 13 November 1997. It would be in Florida, playing with Pavel Bure, that Kozlov would have his best years. His best season was during the 1999–2000 season when he set career highs in assists and points. He played with the Panthers until 1 March 2004, when he was traded to the New Jersey Devils for Christian Berglund and Victor Uchevatov.

During the NHL lockout that wiped out the 2004–05 NHL season, Kozlov played for Lada Togliatti in the Russian Superleague (RSL). However, he returned to the Devils when the NHL started up again.

Kozlov was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders in 2006. On 3 December 2006, he recorded his second career hat trick and first career four-goal game [1] as the Islanders defeated the rival New York Rangers 7–4 at Madison Square Garden. The four goals gave him a total of six in a 24 hour period — he had scored twice the previous night in Pittsburgh against the Penguins.

On 1 July 2007, Kozlov signed a two-year contract with the Washington Capitals. On 15 April 2009, after 15 NHL seasons Kozlov scored his first playoff goal as a member of the Capitals.

On 9 June 2009, Salavat Yulaev Ufa signed Kozlov to a three-year contract.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1990–91Lada TogliattiUSSR-222020
1991–92Lada TogliattiCIS30000
1992–93Dynamo MoscowIHL3065114
1993–94Dynamo MoscowIHL421692514
1994–95Dynamo MoscowIHL31122
1994–95San Jose SharksNHL162022
1994–95Kansas City BladesIHL411201345912
1995–96Kansas City BladesIHL15471112
1995–96San Jose SharksNHL62613196
1996–97San Jose SharksNHL7816254140
1997–98San Jose SharksNHL185272
1997–98Florida PanthersNHL4612112314
1998–99Florida PanthersNHL6516355124
1999–00Florida PanthersNHL801753701640110
2000–01Florida PanthersNHL5114233710
2001–02Florida PanthersNHL509182720
2002–03Florida PanthersNHL7422345618
2003–04Florida PanthersNHL4811162716
2003–04New Jersey DevilsNHL11246220000
2004–05Lada TogliattiRSL5215223722103366
2005–06New Jersey DevilsNHL691213251630000
2006–07New York IslandersNHL812526512850222
2007–08Washington CapitalsNHL811638541870332
2008–09Washington CapitalsNHL6713284116144266
2009–10Salavat Yulayev UfaKHL4810182843163470
2010–11Salavat Yulayev UfaKHL48171532142146102
2011–12Salavat Yulayev UfaKHL36101626861012
2012–13Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL2115614
2012–13CSKA MoscowKHL6101040114
NHL totals89719833953724835481210
KHL totals1593954937947811198

International play[edit]

Viktor Kozlov
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Ice hockey
World Championship
Bronze2005 Austria
Silver2010 Germany

Played for Russia in:

International statistics[edit]

YearTeamEventPlace GPGAPtsPIM
1993RussiaWJC6th72132
1996RussiaWC4th80330
1998RussiaWC5th64590
2000RussiaWC11th61342
2004RussiaWCH5th41010
2005RussiaWC3 !391010
2006RussiaOly4th82352
2010RussiaOly6th41010
2010RussiaWC2 !291232
Int'l totals541116276

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Preceded by
Andrei Nazarov
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
1993
Succeeded by
Jeff Friesen