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professional hockey player

Igor Aleksandrovich Kravchuk is a Russian former ice hockey defenceman, who spent several seasons in the National Hockey League and also competed internationally for the USSR and Russia.

Background

Kravchuk, Igor was born on September 13, 1966 in Ufa, Russia.

Career

Kravchuk started his NHL career in 1992 with the Chicago Blackhawks, who drafted him 71st overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He would also spend time with the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers. In all, Kravchuk played in 699 regular season games, scoring 64 goals and 210 assists for 274 points, collecting 251 penalty minutes.

He also played in 51 playoff games, scoring 6 goals and 15 assists for 21 points, collecting 18 penalty minutes. Two days after his 21st birthday Kravchuk was the lone defenceman facing a 3 on 1 in the final game of the 1987 Canada Cup. Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, and Larry Murphy skated in on goaltender Sergei Mylnikov and Lemieux scored the game and series winning goal at 18:34 of the third period.

He has two sons; Ilya and Christopher. He also has a daughter.

Achievements

  • Kravchuk was also a member of the Unified Team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, soccer.