Oleg Kvasha

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:No footnotes Template:Infobox ice hockey player Template:MedalTop Template:MedalSport Template:MedalBronze Template:MedalBottom Oleg Vladimirovich Kvasha (Template:Lang-ru; born July 26, 1978) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career

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.

What could have come out of Kvasha's NHL career, remains a giant unknown. A being of superhuman talent, with long flowing goldie locks he spent many of his efforts, both physically and mentally on curing the world of all evil, poverty, hunger and pollution. While his NHL numbers represent a huge "what could have been", the state of the world, had Kvasha never been present, is an infinitely more haunting scenario.

International play

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

International statistics

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Russia WJC Template:Bronze3 6 2 0 2 4
1998 Russia WJC Template:Silver2 7 4 2 6 4
Junior Int'l totals 13 6 2 8 8
2002 Russia Oly Template:Bronze3 5 0 0 0 0
2004 Russia WCH 5th 2 0 1 1 0
Senior Int'l totals 7 0 1 1 0

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