Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Denis Chervyakov
Born in Leningrad of the former Soviet Union on April 20th, 1970 defenseman Denis Chervyakov was a late draft pick of the Boston Bruins in 1992. That year he made the trek across the ocean to come to North America and pursue his NHL career.

The bulk of the 1992-93 season was spent in the American Hockey League, but Chervyakov also suited up for one game with the International Hockey League's Atlanta Knights.

However, the high light of that season was the two games Chervyakov spent patrolling the Boston Bruins blueline. Though he didn't register any points, Chervyakov directed two shots on net and was a minus-one.

After making the NHL in his rookie campaign, Chervyakov spent all of the next three seasons with the Providence Bruins of the AHL.

No longer in the Bruins plans, Chervyakov signed a free agent contract with the New York Islanders on September 12th, 1996, but again he spent the year in the AHL.

Realizing that his NHL days were over, Chervyakov headed to Finland the next season to continue his career.

After a year in Finland he returned to North America, spending the 1998-99 season with four different clubs in three different leagues then headed back to Europe in 1999.

That season was spent in Germany, but by 2000-01, Chervyakov was back in North American, this time in the East Coast Hockey League, playing for the Augusta Lynx.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 SKA Leningrad USSR 28 2 1 3 40
1990-91 SKA Leningrad USSR-Q 28 1 4 5 28
1990-91 SKA Leningrad/Torpedo Yaroslavl Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 2
1991-92 Rigas Stars CIS 14 0 1 1 12
1992-93 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
1992-93 Providence Bruins AHL 48 4 12 16 99
1992-93 Atlanta Knights IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Providence Bruins AHL 58 2 16 18 128
1994-95 Providence Bruins AHL 65 1 18 19 130 10 0 2 2 14
1995-96 Providence Bruins AHL 64 3 7 10 58 4 1 0 1 21
1996-97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 52 2 11 13 78
1997-98 Lukko Rauma Finland 24 0 0 0 57
1997-98 Assat Pori Finland 2 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Tappara Tampere Finland 14 0 2 2 14 4 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Portland Pirates AHL 13 0 0 0 15 -5
1998-99 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 32 3 3 6 62 +6
1998-99 Baton Rouge Kingfish ECHL 4 1 3 4 16 0
1998-99 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 12 0 2 2 39 +11 9 0 0 0 16
1999-00 Vasteras IK Sweden 33 0 2 2 136
1999-00 Hannover Scorpions Germany 14 0 2 2 22
2000-01 Augusta Lynx ECHL 52 0 6 6 51 -6
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 12, 1996.
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