|Alexander Gennadevitch Mogilny
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 210 pounds
Born: 2.18.69 Khabarovsk, Russia
|How he arrived: Traded by the Vancouver Canucks for Brendan Morrison and Denis Pederson,
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7.3.01
How he returned: Signed as a free agent from the Maple Leafs, 8.17.05
How he left again: Waived 1.06
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
While his passing skills had developed over the years, Mogilny was known first and foremost as a speedy sniper. A lot
of firsts as far as Russians in the NHL came from him while he was with the Sabres: first Russian to defect to North
America, first Russian to be chosen for the All-Star team, first Russian to lead the league in goals.
But he needed great teammates around him for his magic to happen, and so was the case when he came to the Devils the
first time. He helped in winning the Cup in 2000, and lead the team with 43 goals while he was part of the push to
repeat in 2001.
If there was a knock on him in his career, it was his durability. Probably the biggest one was in his last year with
Toronto: a hip injury that caused him to have surgery on and miss half the season. It was that same injury that the Devils
would put him on long-term IR for after the 05-06 season.
Back to that season, while he didn't play BAD, the hip was a liability, so he would be waived to make room for Patrik
Elias, returning to action after his encounter with Hep. After he cleared, he played about 20 games with the River Rats
before he called it a career.
He has served as part of Amur Khabarovsk's front office staff since 2008, including being the team's current president.
|Entry Draft: 1988 Fifth Round Pick (89th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise