|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
198 lb (90 kg)
Ak Bars Kazan
Los Angeles Kings
|Born||January 8, 1975,|
|NHL Draft||59th overall, 1994|
Los Angeles Kings
|Pro Career||1995 – present|
Vitali Yachmenev (born January 8, 1975 in Chelyabinsk, U.S.S.R.) is a Russian professional ice hockey left wing. He was drafted in the third round, 59th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
Drafted from the Ontario Hockey League's North Bay Centennials, Yachmenev made his NHL debut during 1995–96 season with the Kings, appearing in 80 games and scoring 19 goals. After two full seasons and part of a third with the Kings, Yachmenev was traded to the Nashville Predators before the 1998–99 season, the team's inaugural season. He played five full seasons with the Predators before returning to Russia. He has played in the Russian Hockey Super League since 2003–04, and joined his current team, HC Dynamo Moscow, in 2007–08.
In his NHL career to date, Yachmenev has appeared in 487 games. He has tallied 83 goals and added 133 assists.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- Emms Family Award (top first-year player in Ontario Hockey League): 1993–94 season
- CHL Rookie of the Year (most outstanding rookie in Canadian Hockey League): 1993–94 season
- William Hanley Trophy (most sportsmanlike player in Ontario Hockey League): 1994–95 season
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|Winner of the Emms Family Award
|CHL Rookie of the Year
|Winner of the William Hanley Trophy
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