After a successful start to his professional hockey career in Russia, Dmitri Mironov was drafted in the 8th Round (160th overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. Dmitri would spend one more season in Russia before crossing the pond and suiting up with the Maple Leafs at the end of the 1991-92 season. He would cement himself as a regular in Toronto’s lineup during the 1992-93 season and took part in back-to-back Conference Finals appearances in his first two NHL seasons, including a 15 points in 18 games performance during the 1993-94 playoffs. Dmitri played one more year in Toronto before being dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins prior to the 1995-96 season in a trade that brought Larry Murphy to the Maple Leafs. After a year and a half in Pittsburgh, including another Conference Finals trip, Dmitri was traded to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks where he would spend two highly productive seasons playing with the likes of Paul Kariya & Teamu Selanne. During his second season in Anaheim, Mironov won a silver medal with Team Russia at the Nagano Olympics and was traded to the Detroit Red Wings shortly after returning. Dmitri would win the Stanley Cup with Detroit later that spring before signing with the Washington Capitals. After three seasons in Washington, Dmitri retired from the NHL in 2001. He played in 556 career regular season games, scoring 54 goals and adding 206 assists for 260 points.