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Darius Kasparaitis

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Darius Kasparaitis

BIOGRAPHY Darius Kasparaitis (born October 16, 1972) is a Lithuanian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He mainly played in the National Hockey League (NHL).Playing careerKasparaitis left Lithuania for Russia at age 14 after training with Aleksey Nikiforov to play ice hockey at a higher level. Kasparaitis played his first game for Dynamo Moscow, one of the premier teams in the Soviet Union, at the age of 16 during the 1988–89 season, and won the Soviet League championship with them in 1992. He was drafted by the New York Islanders with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the...

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