Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sergei Bautin
Sergei Bautin left a promising career in the NHL to return to Europe. The veteran of two world championships and the 1992 Olympics with the Russian national team was Winnipeg's first pick in the 1992 Entry Draft, 17th overall.

After two seasons with the Jets, he was traded with Bob Essensa to the Detroit Red Wings for Tim Cheveldae and Dallas Drake. He never found a regular place in the Wings roster and after a brief stopover in San Jose--a single game after signing as a free agent--Bautin signed on with Lulea in Sweden in 1996.

He led the Swedish league in penalty minutes in his first year, averaging almost five minutes in the box per game as the after-effects of the North American game worked their way out of his system. In the ensuing years he also played in leagues in Russia and Germany and played on the fifth place Russian national team at the 1999 World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Kristall Saratov USSR-2 104
1989-90 Kristall Saratov USSR-2
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow USSR 33 2 0 2 28
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow 2 USSR-3 3 1
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow Super-S 4 0 0 0 5
1991-92 Dynamo Moscow CIS 37 1 3 4 88
1991-92 Dynamo Moscow 2 CIS-3 2 0 0 0 22
1991-92 Russia Olympics 8 0 0 0 6
1991-92 Russia WC-A 6 1 1 2 8
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 71 5 18 23 96 -2 6 0 0 0 2
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 59 0 7 7 78 -13
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
1993-94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 9 1 5 6 6
1994-95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 32 0 10 10 57 1 0 0 0 4
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -1
1995-96 Kansas City Blades IHL 60 0 14 14 113 3 0 0 0 6
1996-97 Lulea HF Sweden 36 1 0 1 103 8 1 2 3 6
1996-97 Russia WC-A 9 0 2 2 14
1997-98 Lulea HF Sweden 43 3 5 8 52 2 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 41 0 5 5 76 13 0 3 3 18
1998-99 Russia WC-A 4 0 2 2 8
1999-00 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 61 5 11 16 140
2000-01 Shin Oji Seishi Tomakomai Japan 40 5 19 24 5 2 4 6 8
2001-02 Shin Oji Seishi Tomakomai Japan 37 1 12 13 2 1 0 1
2002-03 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 25 0 3 3 40
2003-04 Krylja Sovetov Moscow Russia-2 42 1 5 6 22 4 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 132 5 25 30 176 6 0 0 0 2


Traded to Detroit by Winnipeg with Bob Essensa for Tim Cheveldae and Dallas Drake, March 8, 1994. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, October 12, 1995.
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