Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Oleg Mikulchik
Oleg Mikulchik of Belarus is certainly far better known for his exploits in Russian hockey circles than in the NHL, having played in just 37 games over a three year period in the mid 1990s.

Mikulchik joined Junostj Moscow in 1981-82 of the Russian junior league and also represented the former Soviet Union in the European Junior Championships. After another year in junior, Mikulchik joined Moscow Dynamo which would start an eight-year association. During that tenure he also played in 1984 World Junior Championships and several Super Series tournaments.

In 1991-92 Mikulchik played with Khimik Voskresensk during the transitional period from the old Soviet Union into the association of independent states, called the CIS. With the fall of communism, players like Mikulchik were granted permission to play in other parts of the world, something which had never been allowed under the former Soviet empire. Midway through the season he joined the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL as a free agent, playing 30 games and scoring six points. The Winnipeg Jets took notice of Mikulchik and inked him to a free agent deal on July 26, 1993. He played four games with the Jets where he picked up one assist but spent the rest of the season in the AHL with the Moncton Hawks.

In 1994-95 Mikulchik dressed for 25 games with the Jets, picking up two assists. He also played in 50 games with the AHL's Springfield Falcons. His final NHL experience came in 1995-96 when he played eight games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks after being signed as a free agent on August 8. He remained in North America for another year playing in the minors with the Long Beach Ice Dogs and the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL before moving to Germany to play with the Nuernberg Ice Tigers. He also represented Belarus at the 1998 and 1999 World Championships. He played two final years of pro hockey in Russia with Metallurg Magnotogorsk, retiring after the 1999-00 season.

However, Mikulchik continued to represent Belarus in international competition, suiting up for its World Championship team in 2001 and 2005.

Mikulchik played in 37 NHL games, scoring three assists.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 USSR EJC-A 5 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Dynamo Moscow USSR 17 0 0 0 6
1983-84 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 0 3 3 2
1984-85 Dynamo Moscow USSR 30 1 3 4 26
1985-86 Dynamo Moscow USSR 40 0 1 1 36
1985-86 Dynamo Moscow Super-S 2 0 0 0 2
1986-87 Dynamo Moscow USSR 39 5 3 8 34
1987-88 Dynamo Moscow USSR 48 7 8 15 63
1988-89 Dynamo Moscow USSR 43 4 7 11 52
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 15
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow USSR 32 1 3 4 31
1989-90 Dynamo Moscow Super-S 5 0 2 2 0
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 20
1990-91 Dynamo Moscow USSR 36 2 6 8 40
1991-92 Khimik Voskresensk CIS 15 3 2 5 20
1991-92 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 30 3 3 6 63 4 1 3 4 6
1992-93 Moncton Hawks AHL 75 6 20 26 159 5 0 0 0 4
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 4 0 1 1 17 -2
1993-94 Moncton Hawks AHL 67 9 38 47 121 21 2 10 12 18
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 25 0 2 2 12 +10
1994-95 Springfield Indians AHL 50 5 16 21 59
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 8 0 0 0 4 -2
1995-96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 19 1 7 8 46 12 2 3 5 22
1996-97 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 16 0 5 5 29
1996-97 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 51 5 13 18 75
1997-98 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 41 4 15 19 174
1997-98 Belarus WC-A 6 0 1 1 12
1998-99 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 38 1 3 4 108 16 2 2 4 48
1998-99 Metallurg Magnitogorsk EuroHL 3 1 0 1 26 5 0 0 0 10
1998-99 Belarus WC-A 6 0 0 0 6
1999-00 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia 22 1 8 9 57 11 2 1 3 12
1999-00 Metallurg Magnitogorsk EuroHL 4 1 1 2 31 3 1 0 1 6
2000-01 Krylja Sovetov Moscow Russia-2 34 1 11 12 86 11 1 5 6 10
2000-01 Belarus Oly-Q 3 0 1 1 2 +1
2000-01 Belarus WC-A 6 0 0 0 2 -5
2001-02 Khimik Voskresensk Russia-2 25 4 5 9 44 12 1 1 2 12
2002-03 Mechel Chelyabinsk Russia 8 0 1 1 36
2002-03 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Russia 16 1 4 5 40
2003-04 Yunost Minsk Belarus 36 3 16 19 85 10 0 3 3 14
2004-05 Yunost Minsk Belarus 38 3 13 16 66 8 1 1 2 6
2004-05 Belarus Oly-Q 3 1 0 1 2 0
2004-05 Belarus WC-A 6 0 1 1 2 -2
2005-06 Yunost Minsk Belarus 10 1 1 2 26
2005-06 Dynamo Minsk Belarus 32 7 13 20 70
2006-07 Dynamo Minsk Belarus 10 0 5 5 24
NHL Totals 37 0 3 3 33


Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 26, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 8, 1995.
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