At age 15, Alexander Mogilny was chosen to be in the Central Army team.
By age 17, he made into the Central Army's senior team. At 18, he was the
youngest player who made into the 1988 Soviet Olympic team. In 1989 he
left Soviet Union and went to United States. His first NHL season began in
Buffalo Sabres 1989. In 1995 he finally went back to former Soviet Union
and it gave back his identity. On July 8 1995, Alexander Mogilny was traded
to Vancouver Canucks. At that time, Vancouver's coach Rick Ley admired
Mogilny's toughness along the boards and his willingness to go to the net.
Mogilny played for New Jersey Devils in 1999-2000 and was traded to the
Toronto Maple Leafs on July 3, 2001 as a free-agent.