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Alexander Mogilny

Born:February 18, 1969Draft:1988 Sabres, #89 overall
Hometown:Khabarovsk, RussiaPosition:Right Wing
Known For:Russian DefectorShoots:Right
National Team:Soviet Union

Alexander Gennadevich Mogilny (born February 18, 1969) is a Russian former professional ice hockey player and the current president of Amur Khabarovsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was the first National Hockey League (NHL) draftee to defect from the Soviet Union in order to play in North America. During his NHL career, Mogilny played for the Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils. He tied for the NHL lead in goals in the 1992–93 season with 76 and became a member of the Triple Gold Club by winning the Stanley Cup in 2000 with New Jersey.

Alexander Mogilny
MONTREAL, CANADA – CIRCA 1980: Alexander Mogilny #89 of the Buffalo Sabres skates at the Montreal Forum circa 1980 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)

Alexander Mogilny Stats

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Dec. 31, 1987Mike DonnellyTenth-Round Pick
(Eric Fenton)
Paul Cyr
July 8, 1995Fifth-Round Pick
(Todd Norman)
First-Round Pick
(Jay McKee)
Mike Peca
Mike Wilson
Mar. 14, 2000Brendan Morrison
Denis Pederson

Deeper Dive

Front Office History

  • KHL Amur Khabarovsk (Team Consultant) 2008-2011
  • KHL Admiral Vladivostok (President) 2013-2015
  • KHL Amur Khabarovsk (President) 2015-present


  • Lady Byng Trophy (2003)
  • 5x NHL All-Star Game (1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001)
  • Triple Gold Club (2000)
  • Stanley Cup Champion (Devils – 2000)
  • 2x NHL Second All-Star Team (1993, 1996)
  • Maurice Richard Trophy (1993)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (1989)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (1989)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (1988)
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team (1988)
  • U20 WJC Best Forward (1988)
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal (1988)