Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Vitali Karamnov
Skilful left-winger Vitali Karamnov spent parts of three seasons with the St. Louis Blues in the early 1990s. He was an effective checker and playmaker during his short NHL tenure as well as in the Soviet league, the German Bundesliga, the minor leagues, and on the international stage.

The Moscow native joined the powerful Dynamo club in his hometown at the age of ten. He also skated for Dynamo Kharkov and Torpedo Yaroslavl. While scoring 32 points for Moscow Dynamo in 1992, he watched the USSR become the CIS on the way to the dismantling of the former world power under Perestroika. That summer, he was selected 62nd overall by the St. Louis Blues in the NHL Entry Draft.

Karamnov played three seasons in St. Louis while also skating for the club's top minor pro affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen of the IHL. In 1995-96 he returned to Europe to play for the JyP HT Jyvaskyla team in Finland and to represent Russia at the 1996 World Championships. He then played two years in Germany with Berlin Capitals and Krefeld Penguins before retiring in 1998.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Dynamo Moscow USSR 4 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Dynamo Moscow USSR 2 0 1 1 0
1987-88 Dynamo Kharkov USSR-2 50 10 8 18 12
1988-89 Dynamo Kharkov USSR 23 4 1 5 19
1988-89 Dynamo Kharkov USSR-Q 5
1989-90 Torpedo Yaroslavl USSR 47 6 7 13 32
1990-91 Torpedo Yaroslavl USSR 45 14 7 21 30
1990-91 SKA Leningrad/Torpedo Yaroslavl Fr-Tour 1 0 1 1 0
1991-92 Dynamo Moscow CIS 40 13 19 32 25
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 0 1 1 0 -2
1992-93 Peoria Rivermen IHL 23 8 12 20 47
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 59 9 12 21 51 -3
1993-94 Peoria Rivermen IHL 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 3 7 10 14 +7 2 0 0 0 2
1994-95 Peoria Rivermen IHL 15 6 9 15 7
1995-96 JYP HT Jyvaskyla Finland 24 8 7 15 36
1995-96 Russia WC-A 8 0 2 2 0
1996-97 Berlin Capitals Germany 4 2 1 3 27
1996-97 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 28 7 13 20 80 3 1 1 2 25
1997-98 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 31 8 13 21 38 3 0 2 2 2
1998-99 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 40 11 17 28 61 2 1 0 1 4
1999-00 HC Slovnaft Viva Vsetin CzRep 5 0 0 0 10
2000-01 HK MGU Moscow Russia-3
2000-01 Vityaz Podolsk Russia 15 3 3 6 12
2001-02 Salavat Yulayev Ufa Russia 51 16 9 25 74
2002-03 Salavat Yulayev Ufa Russia 35 7 3 10 55 1 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Spartak Moscow Russia-2 5 1 0 1 4
NHL Totals 92 12 20 32 65 2 0 0 0 2


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