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Oleksandr Olehovych Hodyniuk (Ukrainian: Олександр Олегович Годинюк; born January 27, 1970), known commonly as Alexander Godynyuk is a retired Ukrainian professional ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted in the sixth round, 115th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

Contents

1 Career 2 Awards and honors 3 Career statistics 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Godynyuk played parts of five seasons in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
before coming to North America
North America
to join the Maple Leaf organization. He made his NHL debut for Toronto in the 1990–91 season, appearing in 18 games. He played in 31 more games for the Maple Leafs in the 1991–92 season before being traded to the Calgary Flames
Calgary Flames
in a ten-player deal which brought Doug Gilmour
Doug Gilmour
to Toronto. Godynyuk was selected from the Flames by the Florida Panthers
Florida Panthers
in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft. He would move on to the Hartford Whalers midway through the 1993–94 season, and would stay there for the remainder of his NHL career. Godynyuk left the NHL after the 1996–97 season. He played in the International Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves
Chicago Wolves
for one season, and then went to Europe
Europe
to play in Switzerland's Nationalliga A and Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Deutsche Eishockey Liga
before retiring following the 2000–01 season. Godynyuk represented Ukraine at the 1999 IIHF World Championship. In his NHL career, Godynyuk played in 223 games. He recorded ten goals and 39 assists. He has two daughters called Elizabeth and Paulina. Awards and honors[edit]

Directorate Award (Best Defenseman) and All-Star Selection, 1990 IIHF world junior hockey championships[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM

1986–87 Sokol Kiev Soviet 9 0 1 1 2 — — — — —

1986–87 ShVSM Kyiv Soviet2 11 0 2 2 6 — — — — —

1987–88 Sokol Kiev Soviet 2 0 0 0 2 — — — — —

1987–88 ShVSM Kyiv Soviet2 22 4 2 6 20 — — — — —

1988–89 Sokol Kiev Soviet 30 3 3 6 12 — — — — —

1989–90 Sokol Kiev Soviet 37 3 2 5 31 — — — — —

1990–91 Sokol Kiev Soviet 19 3 1 4 20 — — — — —

1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 0 3 3 16 — — — — —

1990–91 Newmarket Saints AHL 11 0 1 1 29 — — — — —

1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 3 6 9 59 — — — — —

1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 6 0 1 1 4 — — — — —

1991–92 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 17 2 1 3 24 — — — — —

1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 27 3 4 7 19 — — — — —

1993–94 Florida Panthers NHL 26 0 10 10 35 — — — — —

1993–94 Hartford Whalers NHL 43 3 9 12 40 — — — — —

1994–95 Hartford Whalers NHL 14 0 0 0 8 — — — — —

1995–96 Hartford Whalers NHL 3 0 0 0 2 — — — — —

1995–96 Springfield Falcons AHL 14 1 3 4 19 — — — — —

1995–96 Detroit Vipers IHL 7 0 3 3 12 — — — — —

1995–96 Minnesota Moose IHL 45 9 17 26 81 — — — — —

1996–97 Hartford Whalers NHL 55 1 6 7 41 — — — — —

1997–98 Chicago Wolves IHL 50 5 11 16 85 1 0 0 0 0

1998–99 SC Bern NLA 43 9 16 25 20 5 1 0 1 2

1999–00 Eisbären Berlin DEL 48 6 19 25 42 — — — — —

2000–01 Eisbären Berlin DEL 36 5 6 11 12 — — — — —

NHL totals 223 10 39 49 224 — — — — —

References[edit]

^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.521, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

External links[edit]

Alexander Godynyuk career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

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