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Vyacheslav Butsayev

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Height  6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Name  Vyacheslav Butsayev
Career end  2007
Playing career  1987–2007
Career start  1989

Shot  Left
Weight  90 kg
Position  Centre
Role  Ice hockey player
Team  HC Sochi
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Born  June 13, 1970 (age 45) Tolyatti, URS (1970-06-13)
National team  Soviet Union  Unified Team &  Russia
NHL Draft  109th overall, 1990 Philadelphia Flyers
Played for  HC CSKA Moscow, Philadelphia Flyers
Similar People  Alexei Gusarov, Andrei Kostitsyn, Konstantin Koltsov

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Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butsayev (Russian: Вячеслав Геннадьевич Буцаев; born June 13, 1970) is a Russian retired professional ice hockey player. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round, 109th overall, of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He last played for HC Dmitrov in Russia's Vysshaya Liga. Vyacheslav is the brother of former professional hockey player Yuri Butsayev.


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Playing career

Butsayev played in the Soviet Union for several seasons before coming to North America, including three seasons with HC CSKA Moscow. He joined the Flyers for the 1992–93 season, playing in 52 games and scoring 16 points.

Butsayev was a journeyman in the NHL, playing for the Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, and Tampa Bay Lightning. He returned to Russia for the 2001–02 season and has played there since.

In his NHL career, Butsayev appeared in 132 games. He scored 17 goals and added 26 assists.


After retirement as a player, he worked for HC CSKA Moscow - as an assistant coach and (acting) head coach of the first team, and as a junior A (MHL) team's coach - winning Kharlamov Cup in 2011 [1]. In 2014, he was appointed as a head coach of the newly created KHL expansion team - Sochi Leopards.


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