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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Where are they now? Former Penguins in Europe and Russia

Here is a list of players who have at one time been part of the Pittsburgh Penguins organizations in some way or another. I doubt that this list is 100% complete or updated, as some of the information is a little sparse involving some teams, so feel free to comment and let me know if I missed anyone and I'll definitely update. Future posts will include statistics and updates for those playing in the KHL and other notable former Penguins.


Kontinental Hockey League:

Jaromir Jagr - Avangard Omsk
Martin Skoula - Avangard Omsk
Michal Sersen - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Aleksey Morozov - Ak Bars Kazan
Janne Pesonen - Ak Bars Kazan
Chris Bourque - Atlant Moscow*
Konstantin Koltsov -
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Sebastian Caron - Traktor Chelyabinsk
Martin Strbak - Dynamo Moscow
Sergei Zubov - SKA St. Petersburg
Tomas Surovy - Dinamo Riga
Richard Lintner - Dinamo Minsk
Ville Nieminen - Novosibirsk Siber

Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL):

Conner James - Augsburger Panther
TJ Kemp Augsburger Panther
Michel Ouellet - Hamburg Freezers
Sven Butenschon - Adler Mannheim
Rene Corbet - Adler Mannheim
Patrick Ehelechner - Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Ross Lupaschuk - Cologne Sharks (recently cut)
Karl Stewart - Straubing Tigers
JS Aubin - DEG Metro Stars
Matt Hussey - Ingolstadt ERC
Eric Meloche - Straubing Tigers


Dick Tarnstrom - AIK IF
Nils Ekman - Djurgardens IF Hockey
Kris Beech - HV71
Josef Melichar - Linkopings HC
Hans Jonsson - Modo Hockey
Matt Murley - Linköping HC (recently released)

SM Liga:

Jani Rita - Jokerit

Swiss National League A:

Chris Bourque - HC Lugano
Rico Fata - EHC Biel
Shawn Heins - Fribourg Gotteron
Richard Park - Geneve-Servette HC
Micki Dupont - Kloten Flyers
Joel Kwiatkowski - Bern
Niklas Nordgren - Rapperswil Jona
Jeff Toms - Geneve Servette
Alexandre Daigle - No longer playing in NLA

Czech Extraliga:

Petr Nedved - HC Bili Tygri Liberac
Milan Kraft - HC Plzen
Martin Straka - HC Plzen
John Slaney - HC Plzen
Petr Sykora - HC Plzen
Guillaume Lefebvre - Trinec Ocelari HC

Slovak Extraliga:

Ziggy Palffy - HK 36 Skalica

Miro Satan - HC Slovan Bratislava

Norwegian GET-liga:

Dan Lacouture - Lorenskog
Drew Fata - Sparta Warriors

Italian Serie A

Shane Endicott -
SG Pontebba

Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (Austria)

Ramzi Abid - Salzburg
Jonathan Filewich - Zagreb Medvescak
Andy Chiodo - Klagenfurter AC

Polish 1st League
Roman Simicek - GKS Tychy

Recently Retired:
Jiri Slegr
Robert Dome
Jan Hrdina
Michal Sivek
Vladimir Vujtek Jr.
Josef Beranek
Alain Nasreddine (now Assistant Coach with WBS)


  1. You left out Dan Lacouture who's playing for Lorenskog in the Norwegian GET-liga

  2. Much Thanks! Updating it now.

  3. Very good overview. Thanks.
    But its "Deutsche Eishockey Liga" (DEL).
    Ross Lupaschuk played there for the Cologne Sharks until last week, but he was released for being too bad. And the Sharks are dead last. Yikes.

  4. Thanks for catching the DEL typo, I must've been pretty tired last night to miss that one and thanks for the update about Lupaschuk, he'll always be a part of Pens history, unfortunately...

  5. I occasionally look up Tomas Surovy. I loved him for some reason.
    Maybe because Sid's rookie year Surovy didn't let all Sid's passes bounce right off his tape.

  6. DRStedman,

    I still have a soft spot for Morozov. Heck, I became an Ak Bars Kazan fan purely because of him. I liked Surovy, he was part of that bunch that I really felt might have a future on the team, ie. Petersen, Kraft, Beech, but I guess it wasn't meant to be.

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  8. There are two Petr Sykoras. The one playing for HC Davos is from Pardubice, and is not the one who played for the Pens. ejakub is correct, the Sykora who played for the Pens is with HC Plzen.

  9. Thanks for the info Brock and ejakub. I updated it.