Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Oleg Kvasha
An offensively talented forward, Oleg Kvasha played two years with CSKA Moscow before coming to North America in 1997-98. A member of Team Russia at the 1996 European Junior Championships and a two-time member of Russia's World Junior team (1997-1998), winning a silver medal and being named to the Second All-Star Team.

Drafted 56th overall by the Florida Panthers at the 1996 NHL Entry, Kvasha came to North America in 1997-98 and spent a year with New Haven of the AHL getting used to the smaller ice surface and North American style of play. He scored 29 points in 57 games. Kvasha joined Florida in 1998-99 and scored 25 points in 68 games as a rookie. Rather than suffer through a sophomore jinx, the young talent continued to play solidly in 1999-00.

On June 24, 2000, Kvasha was traded to the New York Islanders along with Mark Parrish for Roberto Luongo and Oli Jokinen. Upon his arrival in Long Island, Kvasha was given a great deal of responsibility on the young Isles and responded with 11 goals while working on his defensive game.

Entering his third season with the Islanders in 2001-02, Kvasha looked to take on a greater role offensively and he responded with a career high in all three offensive categories. A bronze medalist at the 2002 Winter Olympics representing his homeland, Kvasha continued to put up offensive numbers for the Isles and was named to Russia's entry at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

Following a lock-out year in 2005-06, Kvasha returned to the Islanders for his fifth season and went to spend the better part of the season with the club before having his rights acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes at the trading deadline.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 CSKA Moscow CIS 38 2 3 5 14 2 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Russia EJC-A 5 4 2 6 6
1996-97 CSKA Moscow Russia-2 44 20 22 42 115
1996-97 Russia WJC-A 6 2 0 2 4
1997-98 Beast of New Haven AHL 57 13 16 29 46 +11 3 2 1 3 0
1997-98 Russia WJC-A 7 4 2 6 4
1998-99 Florida Panthers NHL 68 12 13 25 45 +5
1999-00 Florida Panthers NHL 78 5 20 25 34 +3 4 0 0 0 0
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 62 11 9 20 46 -15
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 71 13 25 38 80 -4 7 0 1 1 6
2001-02 Russia Olympics 5 0 0 0 0 +1
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 69 12 14 26 44 +4 5 0 1 1 2
2003-04 New York Islanders NHL 81 15 36 51 48 +4 5 1 0 1 0
2004-05 Russia W-Cup 2 0 1 1 0 0
2004-05 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 22 6 5 11 24
2004-05 CSKA Moscow Russia 26 3 6 9 20
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 49 9 12 21 32 -2
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 4 7 11 6 +5
2006-07 Vityaz Chekhov Russia 27 7 8 15 28 1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Vityaz Chekhov Russia 54 20 18 38 124
2008-09 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 52 18 18 36 56 3 0 0 0 8
2009-10 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 46 12 8 20 30 4 0 2 2 2
2010-11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 45 5 2 7 46 20 2 4 6 22
2011-12 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 44 10 13 23 56
2012-13 CSKA Moscow KHL 35 4 4 8 26 9 2 4 6 20
2013-14 Spartak Moscow KHL 24 3 3 6 24
2013-14 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 20 1 3 4 54
2014-15 Barys Astana (KAZ) KHL 20 2 0 2 8 6 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 493 81 136 217 335 21 1 2 3 8


Traded to NY Islanders by Florida with Mark Parrish for Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen, June 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (Russia), September 25, 2004. Loaned to CSKA Moscow (Russia) by Cherepovets (Russia), December 20, 2004. Traded to Phoenix by NY Islanders for Phoenix's 3rd round pick (later traded to Boston - Boston selected Brad Marchand) in 2006 NHL Draft, March 9, 2006.
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