Mikhail Kravets
Born November 12, 1963,
St. Petersburg
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Right winger
Shot Left
F. teams
Class B
Izhorets Leningrad
Soviet Class B
Izhorets Leningrad
Soviet Championship League
SKA Leningrad
San Jose Sharks
Kansas City Blades
Detroit Vipers
Minnesota Moose
Milwaukee Admirals
Syracuse Crunch
Wichita Thunder
Louisiana IceGators
Baton Rouge Kingfish
New Orleans Brass
Mississippi Sea Wolves
Arkansas RiverBlades
SKA St. Petersburg
Vysshaya Liga
Spartak St. Petersburg
Ntl. team Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
NHL Draft 243rd overall, 1991
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1982–2003

Mikhail Grigor'yevich Kravets Sr. (born November 12, 1963 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian retired professional ice hockey right wing who played mostly in the Soviet Championship League and lower American leagues. He also played two games in the National Hockey League. He is currently the head coach of the Vityaz Podolsk and the assistant coach of the Belarusian National Team.

Player career[edit | edit source]

Kravets began his career in 1982 with Izhorets Leningrad of the Class B. In 1983, they were promoted to Soviet Class B.

He played with SKA Leningrad from 1985 to 1991. The San Jose Sharks chose him 243rd overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. That year Kravets came to North America to try his luck.

He got into two games for the Sharks, one in 1991-92 and one in 1992-93. Other than that he had an extensive career in the minor pros, mostly in the International League and the ECHL. In 2000 Kravets returned to Russia and played for three seasons in his native St. Petersburg. He retired in 2003.

Coach career[edit | edit source]

Role Team Years
Player-assistant coach Spartak St. Petersburg 2001 - 2003
Assistant coach Spartak St. Petersburg 2003 - 2004
Head coach Spartak St. Petersburg 2004 - 2006
Head coach SKA St. Petersburg-2 2008 - 2009
Head coach SKA-1946 St. Petersburg 2009, 2011 - 2012
Assistant coach SKA St. Petersburg 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2014
Head coach Serebryanye Lvy St. Petersburg 2010 - 2011
Head coach SKA St. Petersburg 2012
Assistant coach HK Sochi 2014 - 2017
Head coach KRS Heilongjiang 2017 - 2018
Head coach SKA-Varyagi im. Morozova 2018
Head coach SKA-Neva St. Petersburg 2018 - 2019
Head coach Vityaz Podolsk 2019 - present
Assistant coach Belarusian National Team 2019 - present

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