Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sergey Gusev
Defenceman Segey Gusev hoped to salvage his NHL career after a serious knee injury limited him to 16 NHL contests in 2000-01. A good puckhandler with solid instincts, his defensive zone coverage improved since coming to North America in 1995-96.

Born in Nizhny Tagil USSR, Gusev played with CSK Samara in the CIS League in 1994-95 then was selected 69th overall by the Dallas Stars. He scored 28 points in his rookie pro season with the IHL's Michigan K-Wings but made a host of defensive errors. He continued to work on his game in the minors and was recalled to Dallas on occasion. Late in the 1998-99 season the young defender was sent to the Tampa Bay Lightning for veteran forward Benoit Hogue. Gusev averaged 21:30 per game for his new club towards the end of the schedule. The next season he was a useful role player with the potential for more until his progress was slowed by a knee injury.

On the international stage, Gusev represented his homeland at the 1995 World Junior Championship and is a three-time member of its World Championship team (2002, 2003 and 2005).

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 CSK VVS Samara CIS 50 3 5 8 58
1994-95 Russia WJC-A 7 1 3 4 4
1995-96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 73 11 17 28 76
1996-97 Michigan K-Wings IHL 51 7 8 15 44 4 0 4 4 6
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 9 0 0 0 2 -5
1997-98 Michigan K-Wings IHL 36 3 6 9 36 -14 4 0 2 2 6
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 22 1 4 5 6 +5
1998-99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 12 0 6 6 14 -4
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 0 3 3 10 -8
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 28 2 3 5 6 -9
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 1 0 1 10 -3
2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 13 1 4 5 10 -4
2001-02 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 41 4 8 12 26 4 0 0 0 6
2001-02 Russia WC-A 3 0 0 0 0 +1
2002-03 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 46 3 9 12 28 12 1 1 2 6
2002-03 Russia WC-A 7 0 2 2 0 +5
2003-04 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 46 2 9 11 52
2004-05 Avangard Omsk Russia 60 2 10 12 44 11 0 1 1 14
2004-05 Russia WC-A 8 1 0 1 2 +4
2005-06 Avangard Omsk Russia 46 7 8 15 42 13 4 1 5 12
2006-07 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 39 3 8 11 54 3 0 0 0 6
2007-08 SKA St. Petersburg 2 Russia-3 5 0 5 5 8
2007-08 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 20 1 4 5 12 7 0 3 3 6
2008-09 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 50 4 12 16 46 3 0 0 0 2
2009-10 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 36 2 4 6 30 4 0 0 0 0
2010-11 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 49 3 6 9 40 6 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 89 4 10 14 34


Traded to Tampa Bay by Dallas for Benoit Hogue and Tampa Bay's 6th round pick (Michal Blazek) in 2001 NHL Draft, March 21, 1999.
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. NY Rangers, December 19, 1999.
Missed majority of 2000-01 and 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. NY Islanders, October 10, 2000.
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