|Oleg Fedorovych Tverdovsky
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 211 pounds
Born: 5.18.76 Donetsk, Ukraine
|How he arrived: Traded by the Anaheim Ducks with Jeff Friesen and Maxim Balmochnykh for Petr
Sykora, Mike Commodore, J.F. Damphousse and Igor Pohanka, 7.6.03
How he left: Signed as a free agent with Omsk (Russia), 8.29.03
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
A defenseman with all the size and skill that Tverdovsky possessed would be classified as a defenseman that would be
a good fit for the Devils.
So what happened in New Jersey? The Injury Ninja struck him, causing him to miss a good chunk of the season and
limit his points total, being used to getting 50-plus, to 13.
As well, he was virtually non-existent during the Cup run. He was just a warm body, really.
He would return to Russia (Avangard Omsk) for a couple seasons after winning the Cup, then came back to the NHL
after the lockout ended with the Carolina Hurricanes. He had a solid season and won another Cup while there.
He would be traded to the Kings and saw his time split between LA and Manchester. He would return to Russia for 07-
08, playing with Salavat Yulaev Ufa. That team would win the last championship the Russian SuperLeague would
award; it would become the KHL the following year. He would stay with Ufa until 11-12, where he would ultimately
be moved to Mettalurg. He would retire after the 12-13 season after another season with them.
All I know about life after hockey is that he is back living in the States.
|Entry Draft: 1994 First Round Pick (2nd overall) by the
Anaheim Mighty Ducks
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise