Monday’s game for Vityaz in Cherepovets was Alexei Troshchinsky’s 1,000th top level outing in national championships.
Troshchinsky was a runner-up at the 1991 European Junior Championships while playing for the USSR, a gold medalist at the 1992 World Junior Championships representing Russia, and has taken part in all the subsequent World Championships (1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004 and 2011) in various divisions for Kazakhstan.
He is a four-time champion of Russia (with Dynamo Moscow in 1995, 2000 and 2005, and with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in 2001), a three-time runner-up (in 1996 and 1999 with Dynamo Moscow and in 2006 with Avangard), earned one bronze medal (in 2007 with Avangard), and won the European Super Cup in 2000 with Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
Troshchinsky won the Golden Helmet award in 2000 and with 77 goals under his belt is a member of the Vyacheslav Fetisov club (for defensemen having scored at least 50 goals).
Earlier this season Avtomobilist forward Andrei Subbotin became the first Russian player to reach this milestone, having played his 1000th game against Metallurg Magnitogorsk on December 12th. And on January 24th, he was joined by Salavat Yulaev attacker Vitaly Proshkin, celebrating his 1000th outing against Vityaz.
The Kontinental Hockey League congratulates Alexei Troshchinsky on reaching this impressive milestone.