Aleksandrs Kerčs
Position Left winger
Shot Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
176 lb (80 kg)
Teams NHL
 Edmonton Oilers
Nationality Flag of Latvia Latvian
Born March 16 1967 (1967-03-16) (age 53),
Arkhangelsk, URS
NHL Draft 60th overall, 1993
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 1984 – 2006

Alexander Kerch (born March 16, 1967 in Arkhangelsk, Soviet Union) is a retired professional Latvian ice hockey left winger.

Career Edit

Kerch enjoyed a lengthy career in European professional leagues, interrupted by a brief stint in North America for the 1993–94 season.

The Edmonton Oilers acquired the third round draft pick of the New York Rangers (60th overall) along with Roman Oksiuta in a trade that saw Kevin Lowe join the Rangers. The Oilers used the pick on Kerch, a 26-year old veteran of the Russian Elite League. Kerch came to North America for the following season, where he spent the majority of the year with the Cape Breton Oilers of the AHL. He scored at a better than point-per-game clip in the minors, and went pointless in five games with the Oilers. The following year, Kerch played one game with the Providence Bruins, before returning to Russia.

International Edit

Kerch played internationally for Latvia between the years 1993-2005, and was part of the team that won the World Championships B-pool in 1996.

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