Eliteprospects
Eliteprospects
Startpage |  JOBS  |  STATS  |  TEAMS  |  LEAGUES  |  NATIONS  |  AWARDS  |  FREE AGENTS  |  DRAFTCENTER  |  DRAFTS  |  ABOUT  |  PHOTO  |  RSS  |  API  |  NHL BETTING
   


More Search Options Show more Search Options

Database: 858830 players
Last added: Marco ScattolonFollow Elite Prospects on Twitter Follow Elite Prospects on Facebook Follow Elite Prospects on Instagram 
 SCORING LEADERS
SHL
# PLAYER GP G A TP
1. 
flag Elias Pettersson (F)
44
24
32
56
2. 
flag Ryan Lasch (F)
49
15
40
55
3. 
flag Joakim Lindström (F)
46
16
34
50
4. 
flag Pär Lindholm (F)
49
18
29
47
5. 
flag Johan Ryno (F)
46
9
37
46
SHOW MORE    

 FREE AGENT FRENZY
 flag SHL
 flag Allsvenskan
 flag Division 1
 flag J20 SuperElit
 flag Liiga
 flag Mestis
 flag KHL
 flag Extraliga
 flag Extraliga
 flag NLA
 flag NLB
 flag DEL
 flag DEL2
 flag Oberliga
 flag Metal Ligaen
 flag Get Ligaen
 flag EP Job Portal
 flag Erste Bank Liga
 flag AlpsHL
 flag EIHL
 flag Ligue Magnus
 flag Serie A
 flag NHL
 flag AHL
 flag ECHL
 flag SPHL
 flag NCAA
 flag NCAA III
 flag LNAH
 flag USports
 flag WC
 flag Champions HL

 LEAGUE PAGES
 flag NHL
 flag AHL
 flag ECHL
 flag WHL
 flag OHL
 flag QMJHL
  USports
 flag SPHL
 flag NCAA
 flag NCAA III
 flag USHL
 flag NAHL

flag KHL
flag Extraliga
flag Extraliga
flag NLA
flag NLB
flag DEL
flag DEL 2
flag EBEL
flag AlpsHL
flag Serie A
flag Ligue Mag.
flag EIHL
flag SHL
flag Allsvenskan
flag Division 1
flag SuperElit
flag Liiga
flag Mestis
flag Metal L
flag Get Ligaen
flag Belarus
flag Poland
flag BeNeLiga
flag Asia

SHOW MORE  
   

 ABROAD PLAYERS BY CONTINENT

  
EU NA INT
LeoVegas casino

     Elite Prospects Facebook Page  Elite Prospects Twitter Page  Elite Prospects Instagram Page

     ©1999-2018, www.eliteprospects.com

     Contact EP (pop-up)
     Contact EP Shop
     Privacy Policy

Russia SERGEI GONCHAR  
Last team: Montréal Canadiens - 2015

Open print friendly window (pop-up) views: 102414

BIRTHYEAR 1974-04-13 BIRTHPLACEChelyabinsk, RUS
AGE 47 NATION Russia
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 188 cm / 6'2" WEIGHT 95 kg / 209 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Traktor Chelyabinsk STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1992 round 1 #14 overall by Washington Capitals
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time Olympic Bronze Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1

Gonchar had seven points in his first season (31 games played) and showed huge potential, as he transferred smoothly to the North American style of hockey. He broke out as a top-notch offensive defenseman in his second season and followed that up with several seasons of high offensive production, including six straight seasons of 30 or more points. Despite his immense talent, Gonchar never won a Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman; the closest he ever got was finishing fourth in voting three times.

Overall, Gonchar was an offensively skilled defenseman with an excellent eye for the game. A good skater with good stickhandling. Had a good opening pass and was generally a good passer. He was a lethal weapon on the power play, a world class player and also played sound defense. With a devastating wrist shot and smooth skating skills, he liked to shoot from the blue line, but he was never very physical player.

Gonchar is a two-time Olympic medal-winner with Russia. He earned a silver medal at the 1998 Olympic Games and a bronze medal at the 2002 Olympic Games. In addition, Gonchar also competed in the 1993 World Junior Championship, two World Cups and three World Championships.

Nephew: Mikhail Gonchar

Team Staff profile of Sergei Gonchar also available

© Photo: Getty Images

He’s so smart. He knows so much about the game. You just need to listen, and you’ll learn so much from him , Justin Schultz 2017
You look at his track record, over 1,300 games, 800 points. He's had a phenomenal track record at the NHL level, Mike Johnston 2015
He took care of me. He’s a great guy and an unbelievable player. He’s my best friend here, Evgeni Malkin 2013
He’s a very good player, a character player. He’s going to bring a great presence to our dressing room. He’ll help the young kids, Jim Nill 2013
Sergei is an outstanding defenseman with excellent offensive skills, and he will be a tremendous asset to the Penguins organization, Craig Patrick 2005

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1990-91 Traktor Chelyabinsk Soviet 0 0 000 | Relegation 11 0 004  
  Mechel Chelyabinsk Soviet2 2 0 000 |            
 1991-92 Traktor Chelyabinsk Soviet 31 1 016 |            
  Mechel Chelyabinsk Soviet2 2 0 002 |            
  Russia U18 EJC-18 6 1 458 |            
 1992-93 Dynamo Moskva Russia 31 1 3470 | Playoffs 10 0 0012  
  Dynamo Moskva-2 Russia2 3 2 024 |            
  Russia U20 WJC-20 7 0 2210 -1 |            
 1993-94 Dynamo Moskva Russia 44 4 5936 | Playoffs 10 0 3314  
  Portland Pirates AHL 0 0 000 | Playoffs 2 0 000 -2 
 1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL 31 2 5722 4 | Playoffs 7 2 242
  Portland Pirates AHL 61 10 324267 39 |            
 1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 78 15 264160 25 | Playoffs 6 2 464 -1 
  Russia (all) International 4 2 242 |            
 1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 57 13 173036 -11 |            
  Russia WCup 4 2 242 2 |            
 1997-98 Lada Togliatti Russia 7 3 474 11 |            
  Washington Capitals NHL 72 5 162166 2 | Playoffs 21 7 41130
  Russia OG 6 0 220 1 |            
  Russia (all) International 6 0 220 1 |            
 1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 53 21 103157 1 |            
 1999-00 Washington Capitals NHL 73 18 365452 26 | Playoffs 5 1 016 -3 
  Russia WC 6 1 012 0 |            
  Russia (all) International 6 1 012 0 |            
 2000-01 Washington Capitals NHL 76 19 385770 12 | Playoffs 6 1 342
 2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL 76 26 335958 -1 |            
  Russia OG 6 0 002 0 |            
  Russia (all) International 6 0 002 0 |            
 2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL 82 18 496752 13 | Playoffs 6 0 554
 2003-04 Washington Capitals  NHL 56 7 424944 -20 |            
  Boston Bruins NHL 15 4 5912 6 | Playoffs 7 1 454 -4 
  Russia (all) International 4 1 236 |            
 2004-05 Metallurg Magnitogorsk  Russia 40 2 171954 11 | Playoffs 4 1 126 -2 
  Russia WCup 4 1 236 -1 |            
 2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 12 4658100 -13 |            
  Russia OG 8 0 228 -2 |            
  Russia (all) International 8 0 228 -2 |            
 2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 82 13 546772 -5 | Playoffs 5 1 342 -3 
  Russia WC 9 1 454 4 |            
  Russia (all) International 9 1 454 4 |            
 2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 78 12 536566 13 | Playoffs 20 1 13148
 2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 25 6 131926 6 | Playoffs 22 3 111412
 2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 62 11 395049 -4 | Playoffs 13 2 10124
  Russia OG 4 1 012 1 |            
  Russia WC 5 0 440 2 |            
  Russia (all) International 9 1 452 3 |            
 2010-11 Ottawa Senators  NHL 67 7 202720 -15 |            
 2011-12 Ottawa Senators NHL 74 5 323755 -4 | Playoffs 7 1 346
 2012-13 Metallurg Magnitogorsk  KHL 37 3 262940 19 |            
  Ottawa Senators NHL 45 3 242726 4 | Playoffs 10 0 6614 -3 
 2013-14 Dallas Stars NHL 76 2 202220 -12 | Playoffs 6 0 004 -3 
 2014-15 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 112 -1 |            
  Montréal Canadiens NHL 45 1 121316 7 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1991-92 Soviet Union U18 Phoenix Cup - - --- |            
  CIS U18 Viking Cup - - --- |            
 1997-98 Lada Togliatti Euro HL 1 1 012 |            
 2004-05 Metallurg Magnitogorsk Spengler Cup 4 2 352 |            


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 2015-2016 Pittsburgh Penguins NHLDevelopment Coach Defensemen  
 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins NHLDevelopment Coach Defensemen  
 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Penguins NHLAsst. Coach  
 2018-2019 Pittsburgh Penguins NHLAsst. Coach  
 2019-2020 Pittsburgh Penguins NHLAsst. Coach  


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  AHL: 61 10 32 42 0.69 67  39  | 2 0 0 0 0.00 -2 
  EJC-18: 6 1 4 5 0.83 |    
  Euro HL: 1 1 0 1 1.00 |    
  International: 52 6 16 22 0.42 26  |    
  KHL: 37 3 26 29 0.78 40  19  |    
  NHL: 1301 220 591 811 0.62 981  33  | 141 22 68 90 0.64 102 
  OG: 24 1 4 5 0.21 12  |    
  Phoenix Cup: 0 0 0 0 - |    
  Russia: 122 10 29 39 0.32 164  22  | 24 1 4 5 0.21 32  -2 
  Russia2: 3 2 0 2 0.67 |    
  Soviet: 31 1 0 1 0.03 | 11 0 0 0 0.00
  Soviet2: 4 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  Spengler Cup: 4 2 3 5 1.25 |    
  Viking Cup: 0 0 0 0 - |    
  WC: 20 2 8 10 0.50 |    
  WCup: 8 3 4 7 0.88 |    
  WJC-20: 7 0 2 2 0.29 10  -1  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1991-1992 U18 EJC All-Star Team
  U18 EJC Best Defenseman
  U18 EJC Bronze Medal
1993-1994 AHL Calder Cup Champion
1997-1998 NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (7)
  Olympic Silver Medal
2001-2002 NHL Most Goals by Defenseman (26)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (59)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
  Olympic Bronze Medal
2002-2003 NHL Most Goals by Defenseman (18)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
2003-2004 NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (47)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (58)
2004-2005 Spengler Cup All-Star Team
  Spengler Cup MVP
2006-2007 NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (54)
  World Championship Bronze Medal
  World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
2007-2008 NHL All-Star Game
2008-2009 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
2009-2010 World Championship Silver Medal
2012-2013 KHL All-Star Game (Selected, did not play)
  KHL Defenseman of the Month (December)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL Calder Cup Champion 93/94
- KHL All-Star Game 12/13
- KHL Defenseman of the Month 12/13
- NHL All-Star Game 07/08
- NHL Most Assists by Defenseman 03/04, 06/07
- NHL Most Goals by Defenseman 01/02, 02/03
- NHL Most Points by Defenseman 03/04, 01/02
- NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman 97/98
- NHL Second All-Star Team 01/02, 02/03
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 08/09
- Olympic Bronze Medal 01/02
- Olympic Silver Medal 97/98
- Spengler Cup All-Star Team 04/05
- Spengler Cup MVP 04/05
- U18 EJC All-Star Team 91/92
- U18 EJC Best Defenseman 91/92
- U18 EJC Bronze Medal 91/92
- World Championship Bronze Medal 06/07
- World Championship Silver Medal 09/10
- World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 06/07



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2015-10-27 Confirmed No team Retired Becomes Coach 
2015-10-03 Confirmed Pittsburgh Penguins Unknown Released 
2015-08-14 Confirmed Montréal Canadiens Pittsburgh Penguins PTO 
2014-11-11 Confirmed Dallas Stars Montréal Canadiens Traded 
2013-06-10 Extension Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 2 years 
2013-06-07 Confirmed Ottawa Senators Dallas Stars Player rights 
2012-09-16 Confirmed Ottawa Senators Metallurg Magnitogorsk NHL lockout contract 
2010-07-01 Confirmed Pittsburgh Penguins Ottawa Senators 3 years 



MEDIA AND ARTICLES
DATE ARTICLE WEBSITE
2018-03-14 Sergei Gonchar continues to work magic with Penguins’ new defensemen nhl.nbcsports.com
2017-07-12 Family sacrifice allows Sergei Gonchar to help Penguins full-time post-gazette.com
2017-07-12 Russia’s Sergei Gonchar appointed NHL Pittsburgh Penguins’ Assistant Coach tass.com
2016-02-27 Looking Back on Sergei Gonchar’s Capitals and NHL Career novacapsfans.com
2015-10-04 Reviewing Sergei Gonchar's Hockey Hall of Fame qualifications pensburgh.com
2015-09-19 Veteran Sergei Gonchar hoping for a second stint with Penguins usatoday.com
2013-01-26 Ottawa Senators defenceman Sergei Gonchar and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin sh ottawasun.com
2006-10-12 Malkin's landlord also his teammate post-gazette.com
2005-08-03 Gonchar signs five-year, $25M deal espn.com


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Washington Capitals
Cult/Star player for Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Cult/Star player for Pittsburgh Penguins
Cult/Star player for Traktor Chelyabinsk
Cult/Star player for Russia
Cult/Star player for Ottawa Senators
 
Career transactions
- 2015-10-27 • Announces retirement, becoming Pittsburgh Penguins' Defensemen Development Coach
- 2013-06-10 • Re-signed to a two-year contract ($10M) by the Dallas Stars
- 2013-06-07 • Traded to the Dallas Stars for a conditional 2013 6th round pick
- 2012-09-16 • Signed to a lockout contact by Metallurg Magnitogorsk
- 2010-07-01 • Signed to a three-year contract ($16.5M) by the Ottawa Senators
- 2005-08-03 • Signed to a five-year contract ($25M) by the Pittsburgh Penguins
- 2004-09-21 • Signed to a lockout contact by Metallurg Magnitogorsk
- 2004-08-03 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Boston Bruins
- 2004-03-03 • Traded to the Boston Bruins for Shaone Morrisonn & 2004 1st (Jeff Schultz) & 2nd (Mikhail Yunkov) round picks


Gonchar met his future wife, Xenia Smetanenko, then a figure skater for Armenia, at the 1998 Nagano Olympic games.