Ruslan Salei

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'2" / 188 cm
  • Weight
    205 lbs / 93 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    -

A primarily defensive defenseman, Salei also had some offensive ability, including a hard slapshot and good passing game. He played a tough game and didn't mind dishing it out in the corners and in front of the net.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 Progress-SHVSM Grodno Soviet2 1 0 0 0 0 |
1991-92 Neman Grodno Soviet2 6 0 0 0 0 |
1992-93 Dinamo Minsk Russia 9 1 0 1 10 |
Neman Grodno Russia2 28 4 2 6 20 |
Tivali Minsk Belarus 11 2 0 2 6 |
1993-94 Tivali Minsk Russia 39 2 3 5 50 |
Tivali Minsk Belarus 16 1 2 3 20 |
Belarus WC C 6 1 2 3 10 |
Belarus (all) International 12 1 5 6 24 |
1994-95 Tivali Minsk Russia 51 4 2 6 44 |
Tivali Minsk Belarus 10 3 5 8 2 |
Belarus WC C 4 0 1 1 4 |
Belarus (all) International 4 0 1 1 4 |
1995-96 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 76 7 23 30 123 42 | Playoffs 15 3 7 10 18 4
1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 30 0 1 1 37 -8 |
Baltimore Bandits AHL 12 1 4 5 12 -1 |
Las Vegas Thunder IHL 8 0 2 2 24 2 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3 6 -2
Belarus (all) International 4 0 2 2 18 |
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 66 5 10 15 70 7 |
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 6 3 6 9 14 1 |
Belarus “A” OG 7 1 0 1 4 |
Belarus WC 2 1 0 1 8 |
Belarus (all) International 9 2 0 2 12 |
1998-99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 74 2 14 16 65 1 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 4 -4
1999-00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 71 5 5 10 94 3 |
Belarus WC 6 0 1 1 6 -6 |
Belarus (all) International 7 0 1 1 6 |
2000-01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 50 1 5 6 70 -14 |
Belarus WC 6 0 1 1 31 -1 |
Belarus (all) International 6 0 1 1 31 |
2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 4 7 11 97 -10 |
Belarus OG 6 2 1 3 4 -6 |
Belarus (all) International 6 2 1 3 4 |
2002-03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 61 4 8 12 78 2 | Playoffs 21 2 3 5 26 3
2003-04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 4 11 15 110 -1 |
Belarus WC D1 5 3 4 7 2 0 |
Belarus (all) International 5 3 4 7 2 |
2004-05 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 35 8 12 20 36 15 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2 -1
Belarus OGQ 2 1 0 1 2 -1 |
Belarus (all) International 2 1 0 1 2 |
2005-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 78 1 18 19 114 17 | Playoffs 16 3 2 5 18 10
2006-07 Florida Panthers “A” NHL 82 6 26 32 102 -13 |
2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 65 3 20 23 75 -5 |
Colorado Avalanche NHL 16 3 4 7 23 1 | Playoffs 10 1 4 5 4 0
Belarus “C” WC 5 0 2 2 6 3 |
Belarus (all) International 5 0 2 2 6 |
2008-09 Colorado Avalanche “A” NHL 70 4 17 21 72 -4 |
Belarus “A” WC 6 2 3 5 6 -1 |
Belarus (all) International 6 2 3 5 6 |
2009-10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 14 1 5 6 10 -1 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
Belarus “C” OG 4 1 0 1 0 2 |
Belarus “C” WC 6 1 1 2 8 -1 |
Belarus (all) International 11 2 1 3 12 |
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 2 8 10 48 0 | Playoffs 11 1 0 1 0 6
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1993-94 Belarus Izvestia Trophy 4 0 2 2 4 -3 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 18 4 10 14 0.78 26 0 |
Belarus 37 6 7 13 0.35 28 0 |
IHL 84 7 25 32 0.38 147 44 | 18 5 8 13 0.72 24 2
International 77 13 21 34 0.44 127 0 |
Izvestia Trophy 4 0 2 2 0.50 4 -3 |
NHL 916 45 159 204 0.22 1065 -25 | 62 7 9 16 0.26 52 15
OG 17 4 1 5 0.29 8 -4 |
OGQ 2 1 0 1 0.50 2 -1 |
Russia 134 15 17 32 0.24 140 15 | 3 0 0 0 0.00 2 -1
Russia2 28 4 2 6 0.21 20 0 |
Soviet2 7 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
WC 31 4 8 12 0.39 65 -6 |
WC C 10 1 3 4 0.40 14 0 |
WC D1 5 3 4 7 1.40 2 0 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/05/2011
07/05/2011 Confirmed Detroit Red Wings Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
08/09/2010
08/09/2010 Confirmed Colorado Avalanche Detroit Red Wings
Player Biography and Trivia

Number 24 retired by Belarus

Number 24 retired by Dinamo Minsk

Number 24 retired by Yunost Minsk

Cult/Star player for Ak Bars Kazan

Cult/Star player for Anaheim Ducks

Cult/Star player for Baltimore Bandits

Cult/Star player for Belarus

Ruslan was killed in the plane crash of September 7, 2011 that claimed the lives of several members of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL team.

Career transactions
- 2011-07-05 • Signed to a one-year contract by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
- 2010-08-09 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2008-02-26 • Traded to the Colorado Avalanche for Karlis Skrastins & a 2008 3rd round pick (Adam Comrie)
- 2006-07-02 • Signed to a four-year contract by the Florida Panthers
- 2005-09-07 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
- 2004-10-20 • Signed to a lockout contract by Ak Bars Kazan
- 2004-06-29 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
- 2002-08-06 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
- 1999-09-04 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim