Ukraine: Ukrainian Top Players All Time

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  1. PanniniClaus Registered User

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    In the spirit of the IIHF doing to top players for all countries during the 100 year celebrations. Can anyone do a Ukrianian top line?

    Here is what I have.

    G - Igor Karpenko
    D- Alex Godynyuk
    D- Sergei Klimentyev
    LW-Ruslan Fedotenko
    RW- Dmitri Khristich
    C - Igor Chibirev

    Honorable mention to Alex Ponikarovsky on the Wing..

    There may be older Ukrainians that played under the banner of the Soviet Union. Feel free to add.
     
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    I guess it depends on the definition, a lot of Ukrainian top guys chose to play for Russia. But at least Zhitnik I would count in as he has been actively involved in Ukrainian hockey.
     
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    Wasn't 100 year back in 2008. ?
     
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    Zhitnik would be better than the two I mentioned.
     
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    You are right...you would think I would remember that since I attended 4 games in Halifax!
     
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    Other names one could consider for D are Shiryayev, Babchuk, Tverdovsky. The latter played for Russia though, but that has in part to do with the sorry state of Ukraine's program. Conversely there are some guys that played for Ukraine although they weren't Ukrainian, like Yuldashev. Or guys that were Ukrainian but were separated from the country by Soviet circumstances like Nikolishin whose father was sent to gulag and so he grew up in Vorkuta.
     
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