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Encyclopedia > Valeri Zelepukin

Valeri Zelepukin (born September 17, 1968 in Voskresensk, Soviet Union) is a Russian ice hockey player who has played in the National Hockey League for the New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks between 1991 and 2001. He is 6'1"", weighs 200 lbs and shoots lefthanded. Zelepukin was drafted 221st overall in the 11th round by the Devils in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play 595 regular season games, scoring 117 goals and 177 assists for 294 points, he also picked up 527 penalty minutes. He won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in the 1994-95 NHL season. In 2002, Zelepukin returned to Russia where he currently plays for Mytishi Khimik. September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Voskresensk (Воскресе́нск) is a town in Moscow Oblast, Russia. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... B.C. Place, Vancouver, British Columbia The 1990 NHL Entry Draft was held June 16th at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Khimik Moskovskaja Oblast (ru: Химик Московская область) are a Russian professional ice hockey team. ...

Zelepukin will forever be remembered by Devils fans as the player who scored with 7.7 seconds left - to tie the game at 1 - in Game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers. The Rangers went on to win the game in double overtime on Stephane Matteau's goal. The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils met in 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. ...

External Links

  • Picture of Valeri Zelepukin's Name on the 1995 Stanley Cup Plaque

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NewStandard: 4/23/97 (1025 words)
Valeri Zelepukin scored three goals as New Jersey beat Montreal 6-4 last night to move within one victory of sweeping their first-round playoff series.
Zelepukin scored twice in the second period and put the Devils up 5-4 at 7:50 of the third on a power play, redirecting a Shawn Chambers pass from the point.
Zelepukin banged in Bob Carpenter's rebound to tie it at 4:58 of the second, then put the Devils up 4-3 at 7:15 of the period.
Philadelphia Flyers (5) - Colorado Avalanche (4) (248 words)
Valeri Zelepukin saved the Flyers with a goal that was supposed to be a pass, scoring with 8.2 seconds left in overtime to give Philadelphia a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Zelepukin skated in on goaltender Denis and flicked a backhanded shot between his pads.
Actually, Zelepukin was trying to slide a pass to Therien, whose eyes bulged as he skated in on a half-empty net.
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