3. Alexander Mogilny

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3. Alexander Mogilny

Alexander Mogilny may not go down as the best player (though he is up there) to come from Russia but he may be the one who broke down the most barriers in the NHL. Mogilny was the first player from the Soviet Union to defect to the west, the first Russian to make an NHL All-Star Team, and the first European to be an NHL captain. Mogilny was a brilliant scorer whose whopping 76 goals led the league in the 1992-93 season. Although hip injuries prevented him from keeping that scoring touch late in his career, “Alexander the Great” went down as the second leading Russian scorer in NHL history and is a select member of the Triple Gold Club (Olympic Gold, World Championship Gold, and Stanley Cup). It shouldn’t be a surprise if Alexander Mogilny is the next Russian to enter the Hall.

Should Alexander Mogilny be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 91.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.3%
No opinion. - 0.3%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Khabarovsk, Soviet Union (Russia)
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 2009
  • Position: Right Wing
  • Played For: Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks
  • Non-NHL Teams: CSKA Moscow (Red Army)
    Team Soviet Union (1988 Olympics & 1989 World Hockey Championship)
    Team Russia (1996 World Cup)
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team NHL All-Star (1993 & 1996)
    Lady Byng Trophy (2003)
    NHL All-Star 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001 & 2003
    Stanley Cup Ring (New Jersey Devils, 2000)
    Olympic Gold Medal (Soviet Union, 1988)
    World Hockey Championship (Soviet Union, 1989)
    Most Goals (1993)
    Most Game-Winning Goals (1993)

Should Alexander Mogilny be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 91.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.3%
No opinion. - 0.3%
No way! - 0%
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+2 #6 MarcoPolo 2019-01-18 03:32
Alexander Mogliny was an ELITE talent in the NHL and produced at an ELITE level in he dead puck era. He's every much the equal to names like Federov and Bure and they have both said he same.

Numbers don't lie. End the ridiculousne ss and enshrine him.
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+1 #5 Chuck Peterson 2016-02-14 00:08
Any Russian who defects to the West deserves to be in the HOF.
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+3 #4 Jon Elfmann 2013-12-30 09:56
Great skater. Should be in soon.
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+2 #3 Matthew J. 2013-06-15 20:14
Let's look at this objectively...
As the article says, he was a 6-time all-star, and a 2-time 2nd Team All-Star; he would've won the Richard for his 76-goals in 92-93 had the award existed; he was PPG in 8 of his 16 seasons, as well as PPG in his career (1,032 Pts. in 990 GP); won the Cup in 2000, and his WC and Olympic Gold Medals put him in the Triple Gold club; 2003 Lady Byng award... All signs point to yes; IMO Mogilny should be in the Hall of Fame.
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+5 #2 Brian V 2013-05-07 20:36
Considering he was also one of the first great young Russians to come into the NHL this guy has to go in too.
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+4 #1 Grant 2013-03-23 00:01
Forever the real Alexander the great! Could score with the best. Then later in his carrer, create plays like the best! Real class guy all around.... Why was he not a first year ballot?
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