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Vitali Yachmenev
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Moscow Dynamo
Avangard Omsk
Ak Bars Kazan
Amur Khabarovsk
Nashville Predators
Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Russia Russian
Born (1975-01-08)January 8, 1975,
Chelyabinsk, U.S.S.R.
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.


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Preceded by
Jeff O'Neill
Winner of the Emms Family Award
Succeeded by
Bryan Berard
Preceded by
Jeff Friesen
CHL Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Bryan Berard
Preceded by
Jason Allison
Winner of the William Hanley Trophy
Succeeded by
Jeff Williams

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