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Kvartalnov then moved to North America and joined the San Diego Gulls of the International Hockey League, where he destroyed the league, scoring 60 goals and 58 assists for 118 points in 77 games. Kvartalnov picked up a trio of awards that season as the Rookie of the Year, Scoring Champion and Most Valuable Player.
Once the season began, Kvartalnov found himself in coach Brian Sutter's doghouse. Sutter, who had little use for Kvartalnov's apparent one dimensional style of play, left him out of the lineup on many occasions during his second season. After 39 games, in which he scored just 19 points, half the pace of a year before, and with a -9 rating, Kvartalnov was placed on waivers and eventually demoted to Providence of the AHL. There he was back to a point a game, but his time with the Bruins and North America was over at the conclusion of the season.
Kvartalnov has subsequently gone into coaching and is currently the head coach of Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL.
The Gulls wore the same striking black and red jerseys for their entire run in San Diego and are easily our favorites of any of the four teams to have used the San Diego Gulls name.
Extra bonus jersey: Today's extra bonus jersey is a 1993-94 Boston Bruins Dimitry Kvartalnov jersey. As well as obtaining Kvartalnov's game worn Khimik jersey, we later acquired his Bruins road jersey from his second season in the NHL. When paired with our Khimik jersey from the Soviet League, we like to call it our "Ultimate Home and Away Jerseys".
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NHL 2000 Patch color history
Note: Home Jerseys were white and road jerseys were dark that season.
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - BLACK
Worn by the Bruins, Sabres, Kings, Flyers, Coyotes H & A, Penguins, Sharks, Lightning, Flames Alt, Blackhawks Alt, Capitals Alt
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - BRIGHT RED
Worn by the Flames H & A, Hurricanes, Red Wings, Panthers H & A, Devils, Senators and World All-Star
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - NAVY BLUE
Worn by the Oilers, Predators, Islanders, Canucks, Thrashers Home, Panthers Alt, Rangers Alt and North American All-Star
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - EGGPLANT
Worn only by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - DARK RED
Worn by the Canadiens and Blackhawks
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - GREEN
Worn by the Stars and Coyotes Alt
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - CAPITALS BLUE
Worn only by the Capitals H & A
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - MAROON
Worn by the Avalanche, Thrashers Road
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - MEDIUM BLUE
Worn only by the Maple Leafs
NHL2000 UNIFORM PATCH - ROYAL BLUE
Worn by the Blues and Rangers H & A
This information was found online during the time the patches were in use. Based on our personal experience, there is a difference between the Navy Blue and the Royal Blue, but the shade of "Medium Blue" apparently worn by the Maple Leafs is quite difficult to distinguish from the Royal Blue, if there even is a difference.
Also, we question the existence of two different shades of red. NHLPatches.info lists only eight colors and not the ten we have here, eliminating the Medium Blue and second shade of red.
For visual representations of these patches in use, we recommend the essential NHLUniforms.com. Just click on the 1999-00 link on the right hand column to see the all the styles of jerseys the various clubs were wearing that season.