Ruslan Salei

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Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 212 lbs. (96 kg)

Born: November 2, 1974 in Minsk, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Died: September 7, 2011
Draft: Anaheim, 1st round (9th overall), 1996 NHL Entry

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
1996-97 22 MDA NHL 30 0 1 1 -8 37 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 0.0
1997-98 23 MDA NHL 66 5 10 15 7 70 4 1 0 0 6 4 0 104 4.8
1998-99 24 MDA NHL 74 2 14 16 1 65 1 1 0 0 6 8 0 123 1.6 1632 22:03
1999-00 25 MDA NHL 71 5 5 10 3 94 4 1 0 0 3 2 0 116 4.3 1444 20:21
2000-01 26 MDA NHL 50 1 5 6 -14 70 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 73 1.4 1033 20:40
2001-02 27 MDA NHL 82 4 7 11 -10 97 4 0 0 1 6 1 0 96 4.2 1757 21:25
2002-03 28 MDA NHL 61 4 8 12 2 78 4 0 0 0 8 0 0 93 4.3 1335 21:53
2003-04 29 MDA NHL 82 4 11 15 -1 110 3 0 1 2 11 0 0 145 2.8 1943 23:42
2005-06 31 MDA NHL 78 1 18 19 17 114 1 0 0 0 11 6 1 108 0.9 1756 22:31
2006-07 32 FLA NHL 82 6 26 32 -13 102 4 2 0 0 8 18 0 148 4.1 1913 23:20
2007-08 33 TOT NHL 82 6 24 30 -4 98 5 1 0 1 16 7 1 111 5.4 250 1841 22:27 0 1 0.0 162 135 13 35
2007-08 33 FLA NHL 65 3 20 23 -5 75 2 1 0 0 12 7 1 81 3.7 198 1513 23:17 0 1 0.0 122 114 10 30
2007-08 33 COL NHL 17 3 4 7 1 23 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 30 10.0 52 328 19:17 0 0 40 21 3 5
2008-09 34 COL NHL 70 4 17 21 -4 72 3 1 0 0 11 6 0 93 4.3 242 1477 21:06 0 0 107 143 18 36
2009-10 35 COL NHL 14 1 5 6 -1 10 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 22 4.5 38 263 18:46 0 0 21 20 1 7
2010-11 36 DET NHL 75 2 8 10 0 48 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 75 2.7 161 1347 17:58 0 0 117 109 19 35
9 yrs MDA NHL 594 26 79 105 -3 735 22 3 1 3 57 21 1 872 3.0 10900 21:53
3 yrs COL NHL 101 8 26 34 -4 105 7 1 0 1 20 6 0 145 5.5 332 2068 20:28 0 0 168 184 22 48
2 yrs FLA NHL 147 9 46 55 -18 177 6 3 0 0 20 25 1 229 3.9 346 3426 23:18 0 1 0.0 122 114 10 30
1 yr DET NHL 75 2 8 10 0 48 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 75 2.7 161 1347 17:58 0 0 117 109 19 35
Career NHL 917 45 159 204 -25 1065 37 7 1 4 105 52 2 1321 3.4 1711 17742 21:37 0 1 0.0 407 407 51 113

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 33 2 Teams NHL 82 1220 1352 47.4 -4.5 933 1063 46.7 -5.2 7.7 92.1 99.8 46.9 53.1
2007-08 33 Florida Panthers NHL 65 1169.7 997 1147 46.5 -6.3 755 914 45.2 -7.0 7.4 92.5 99.9 46.1 53.9
2007-08 33 Colorado Avalanche NHL 17 255.8 223 205 52.1 2.9 178 149 54.4 3.4 8.9 90.1 99.0 52.3 47.7
2008-09 34 Colorado Avalanche NHL 70 1135.8 1026 1156 47.0 -2.8 773 822 48.5 -2.5 9.3 90.5 99.8 52.0 48.0
2009-10 35 Colorado Avalanche NHL 14 216.9 174 196 47.0 5.0 142 146 49.3 7.9 8.1 90.6 98.7 48.1 51.9
2010-11 36 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 1172.0 1175 1040 53.0 -2.2 888 808 52.4 -2.6 6.6 92.5 99.0 56.6 43.4
3 yrs NHL 70 1608.5 1423 1557 47.8 -1.1 1093 1117 49.5 -0.4 9.1 90.5 99.5 51.6 48.4
Career NHL 17 3950.2 4815 5096 48.6 -3.4 3669 3902 48.5 -3.7 7.8 91.8 99.6 50.3 49.7

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1996-97 22 MDA NHL 30 0 0.00 0.03 0.03 0.01 1.23 0.47 0 1 1 0 12 1 20 1 -8 -0.5 0.7 0.3
1997-98 23 MDA NHL 66 6 0.08 0.15 0.23 0.09 1.06 1.58 6 11 17 6 53 12 49 15 7 0.7 3.1 3.9
1998-99 24 MDA NHL 74 5 0.03 0.19 0.22 0.07 0.88 1.66 2 16 18 5 63 18 73 29 1 0.2 3.8 4.1
1999-00 25 MDA NHL 71 4 0.07 0.07 0.14 0.06 1.32 1.63 5 5 10 4 53 5 77 32 3 0.0 3.4 3.4
2000-01 26 MDA NHL 50 2 0.02 0.10 0.12 0.04 1.40 1.46 1 5 6 2 27 4 55 18 -14 -0.4 1.5 1.2
2001-02 27 MDA NHL 82 4 0.05 0.09 0.13 0.05 1.18 1.17 5 8 13 5 50 1 81 22 -10 -0.2 4.0 3.8
2002-03 28 MDA NHL 61 4 0.07 0.13 0.20 0.07 1.28 1.52 5 9 14 5 54 3 62 13 2 0.3 3.6 4.0
2003-04 29 MDA NHL 82 5 0.05 0.13 0.18 0.06 1.34 1.77 5 13 18 6 56 5 78 26 -1 -0.1 4.8 4.7
2005-06 31 MDA NHL 78 5 0.01 0.23 0.24 0.07 1.46 1.38 1 17 18 5 81 14 79 29 17 -0.1 5.0 4.9
2006-07 32 FLA NHL 82 10 0.07 0.32 0.39 0.13 1.24 1.80 6 26 32 10 89 34 95 27 -13 1.7 2.4 4.1
2007-08 33 TOT NHL 82 10 0.07 0.29 0.37 0.12 1.20 1.35 6 25 31 10 75 18 79 18 -4 1.8 3.5 5.4
2007-08 33 FLA NHL 65 7 0.05 0.31 0.35 0.11 1.15 1.25 3 21 24 7 61 16 67 17 -5 1.1 2.8 3.9
2007-08 33 COL NHL 17 3 0.18 0.24 0.41 0.15 1.35 1.76 3 4 7 3 14 2 12 1 1 0.7 0.8 1.5
2008-09 34 COL NHL 70 7 0.06 0.24 0.30 0.10 1.03 1.33 4 17 21 7 67 16 69 14 -4 0.9 3.6 4.5
2009-10 35 COL NHL 14 2 0.07 0.36 0.43 0.13 0.71 1.57 1 5 6 2 11 1 16 5 -1 0.4 0.4 0.8
2010-11 36 DET NHL 75 3 0.03 0.11 0.13 0.04 0.64 1.00 2 9 11 4 43 0 63 20 0 -0.3 2.4 2.1
9 yrs MDA NHL 594 36 0.04 0.13 0.18 0.06 1.24 1.47 30 85 115 40 449 63 574 185 -3 0.0 30.0 30.0
3 yrs COL NHL 101 11 0.08 0.26 0.34 0.11 1.04 1.44 8 26 34 11 92 19 97 20 -4 2.0 4.8 6.8
2 yrs FLA NHL 147 17 0.06 0.31 0.37 0.12 1.20 1.56 9 47 56 18 150 50 162 44 -18 2.9 5.2 8.0
1 yr DET NHL 75 3 0.03 0.11 0.13 0.04 0.64 1.00 2 9 11 4 43 0 63 20 0 -0.3 2.4 2.1
Career NHL 917 67 0.05 0.17 0.22 0.07 1.16 1.44 49 167 216 72 734 132 896 269 -25 4.6 42.4 47.0

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
1998-99 24 MDA NHL 3 0 0 0 -4 4 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 47 15:40
2002-03 28 MDA NHL 21 2 3 5 3 26 2 0 0 1 33 6.1 548 26:05
2005-06 31 MDA NHL 16 3 2 5 10 18 3 0 0 1 27 11.1 354 22:08
2007-08 33 COL NHL 10 1 4 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 10 10.0 29 209 20:52 0 0 25 24 2 2
2009-10 35 COL NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 22 21:54 0 0 2 2 1 1
2010-11 36 DET NHL 11 1 0 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 17 5.9 37 183 16:40 0 0 11 18 2 3
Career NHL 62 7 9 16 15 52 6 1 0 2 92 7.6 134 1363 21:59 0 0 38 44 5 6

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
2003-05-31 MDA MDA 3-2 NJD 1 6:59

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 33 Colorado Avalanche NHL 10 157.5 115 171 40.2 -9.4 96 118 44.9 -4.6 9.0 90.9 99.9 49.3 50.7
2009-10 35 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 20.6 16 24 40.0 -0.9 12 18 40.0 -4.8 0.0 100.0 100.0 28.6 71.4
2010-11 36 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 157.5 177 162 52.2 -6.5 136 124 52.3 -7.1 9.7 95.7 105.4 43.6 56.4
2 yrs NHL 1 178.0 131 195 40.2 -7.2 108 136 44.3 -4.1 8.2 92.2 100.5 47.5 52.5
Career NHL 10 335.5 308 357 46.3 -6.6 244 260 48.4 -5.3 9.0 93.8 102.9 45.6 54.4

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1992-93 18 Dynamo Moscow CIS 9 1 0 1 10
1993-94 19 Tivali Minsk CIS 39 2 3 5 50
1993-94 19 Belarus WC-C 6 1 1 2 10
1994-95 20 Tivali Minsk CIS 51 4 2 6 44
1994-95 20 Belarus WC-C 4 0 1 1 4
1995-96 21 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 76 7 23 30 123
1996-97 22 Baltimore Bandits AHL 12 1 4 5 12
1996-97 22 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 8 0 2 2 24
1997-98 23 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 6 3 6 9 1 14 1 2 0 0 11 27.3
1997-98 23 Belarus Olympics 7 1 0 1 4
1997-98 23 Belarus WC-A 2 1 0 1 2
1999-00 25 Belarus WC-A 6 0 1 1 -6 4 0 0 0 0
2000-01 26 Belarus WC-A 6 0 1 1 -1 31 0 0 0 0
2001-02 27 Belarus Olympics 6 2 1 3 -6 4 1 1 0 0
2003-04 29 Belarus WC-B 5 3 4 7 0 2 1 2 0 0
2004-05 30 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 35 8 12 20 36
2004-05 30 Belarus Oly-Q 2 1 0 1 -1 2 0 1 0 0
2007-08 33 Belarus WC-A 5 0 2 2 3 6 0 0 0 0
2009-10 35 Belarus Olympics 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1
2009-10 35 Belarus WC-A 6 1 1 2 -1 8 0 1 0 0
Career 2 Seasons AHL 18 4 10 14 1 26 1 2 0 0 11 27.3
Career 3 Seasons CIS 99 7 5 12 104
Career 2 Seasons IHL 84 7 25 32 147
Career 1 Season Oly-Q 2 1 0 1 -1 2 0 1 0 0
Career 3 Seasons Olympics 17 4 1 5 -4 8 1 2 0 1
Career 1 Season Russia 35 8 12 20 36
Career 5 Seasons WC-A 25 2 5 7 -5 51 0 1 0 0
Career 1 Season WC-B 5 3 4 7 0 2 1 2 0 0
Career 2 Seasons WC-C 10 1 2 3 14

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1995-96 21 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 15 3 7 10 18
1996-97 22 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 3 2 1 3 6
2004-05 30 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 4 0 0 0 2
Career 2 Seasons IHL 18 5 8 13 24
Career 1 Season Russia 4 0 0 0 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 14 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Ruslan Salei 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.4 2.1 1.2 0.8 0.3
Don Awrey 95.0 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.7 2.6 1.7 1.4 0.6 0.3
Bob Rouse 94.1 5.2 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.2 1.4 0.0
Greg Smith 93.7 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.1 1.9 1.8 0.1
Jason Smith 92.8 5.7 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.3 3.3 2.9 2.1 1.8 1.3 -0.1
Warren Godfrey 92.4 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.7 1.6 1.4 0.6 0.1
Rick Green 92.2 5.0 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.3 2.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.1
Lee Fogolin 92.1 5.7 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.2 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 1.7 0.9
Garth Butcher 92.0 5.2 4.6 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.5 3.4 2.7 2.6 2.1 1.1 0.6 0.4
Bret Hedican 91.6 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.3 3.8 3.7 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.1 0.3
Curt Giles 91.2 5.7 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.7 2.0 1.6 1.4 0.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Ruslan Salei 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.4 2.1 1.2 0.8 0.3
Greg Smith 93.7 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.1 1.9 1.8 0.1
Don Awrey 92.7 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.7 2.8 2.6 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.3
Rick Green 92.2 5.0 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.3 2.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.1 0.0
Warren Godfrey 92.2 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.7 1.6 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.1 0.0
Lee Fogolin 92.1 5.7 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.2 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 1.7 0.9
Garth Butcher 92.0 5.2 4.6 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.5 3.4 2.7 2.6 2.1 1.1 0.6 0.4
Jason Smith 92.0 5.7 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.3 3.3 2.9 2.1 1.8 1.4 1.3 -0.1
Curt Giles 91.2 5.7 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.7 2.0 1.6 1.4 0.4
Jeff Beukeboom 90.6 5.5 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.1 3.0 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.3 0.7
Steve Konroyd 90.4 5.6 5.5 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 20, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), October 20, 2004.

July 2, 2006: Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 2, 2006.

February 26, 2008: Traded to Colorado by Florida for Karlis Skrastins and Colorado's 3rd round choice (Adam Comrie) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008.

October 8, 2009: Missed majority of 2009-10 due to back injury at Nashville, October 8, 2009.

August 9, 2010: Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 9, 2010.

July 5, 2011: Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (KHL), July 5, 2011.

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