Oleg Kvasha
Position Centre
Shoots Right
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
229 lb (104 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
CSKA Moscow
Traktor Chelyabinsk
Phoenix Coyotes
New York Islanders
Florida Panthers
Vityaz Chekhov
Severstal Cherepovets
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Born (1978-07-26)July 26, 1978,
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NHL Draft 65th overall, 1996
Florida Panthers
Pro Career 1995 – present
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City Team

Oleg "The Chosen One" Kvasha (Russian: Олег Владимирович Кваша; born July 26, 1978) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Kvasha was chosen in the third round, 65th overall, by the Florida Panthers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. On June 24, 2000, he was dealt by the Panthers to the New York Islanders with winger Mark Parrish for goaltender Roberto Luongo and center Olli Jokinen. After playing with the Islanders for five seasons, Kvasha was traded along with a conditional fifth round draft pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for a third round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft on March 9, 2006.

Kvasha was linked to Swedish team Modo, according to Poffa.

International play[edit | edit source]

Kvasha has represented his native Russia in the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he won a bronze medal.

International statistics[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Russia WJC 3 6 2 0 2 4
1998 Russia WJC 2 7 4 2 6 4
Junior Int'l totals 13 6 2 8 8
2002 Russia Oly 3 5 0 0 0 0
2004 Russia WCH 5th 2 0 1 1 0
Senior Int'l totals 7 0 1 1 0

External links[edit | edit source]

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