Alexei Yashin is a Russian former professional ice hockey centerman. He played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He captained famous teams such as Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders.
Early life, childhood and education
He was born on October 10, 1972, in Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union. Not much is known about his early life except the fact that he showed a keen interest in ice hockey since a very young age. Talking about his education and studies, not much is known about it.
Career, salary, net worth and awards
His career ignited when he was selected as the first draft pick in the history of the expansion of Ottawa Senators (2nd overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft). He scored 79 points for which he was considered as the team’s brightest young star.
He was assigned as the captain in the 1998-89 season. In the same season, he scored 94 points and was runner-up for both Hart Trophy for the NHL’s most valuable player, and being named in NHL Second Team All-Star. However, his time at Senators was tumultuous.
So in 2001, he was sent to the New York Islanders by signing a massive contract worth $87.5 Million. He was considered overpaid and virtually untradeable. In the 2005-06 season, he was appointed as team captain. However, his performance was not enough to be cheered by fans and his team.
Ultimately, Islanders decided to release him by buying out the remainder of Yashin’s contract in June 2007.On July 20, 2007, Yashin signed a contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian Super League. He then signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in 2009.
Later on, in 2011 he signed a one-year contract with CSKA Moscow which was his final team of his career.After retirement, he was appointed as general manager of Russian National Women’s Hockey Team in 2012.As of now, he has a net worth of $45 Million.
Rumors and Controversy
Till date, it seems that he has managed himself to distance himself from any rumors and controversies. His professionalism is highly appreciable.
Yashin has an athletic body structure standing 6 feet and 3 inches tall (1.91cm). He weighs 100 kg (230lb).