I don’t know how long this one will last but at 37 years old, Ontario Hockey League grad David Nemirovsky has signed with CSKA Moscow of the KHL after not playing the past two years. Older brother Mikhail Nemirovsky is also still actively playing in Germany. Mikhail had a very short stint in the OHL in David’s first year.
What these two really should be doing is a travel show or opening a used hockey jersey store. David has played for 16 pro teams while Mikhail has spent time on an amazing 26 different pro rosters.
David played three years in the OHL from 1993-94 to 1995-96. His first two years were spent with the Ottawa 67’s and his final season was with the Sarnia Sting. Over 149 career regular season OHL games, Nemirovsky scored 66 goals and assisted on 87 for 153 points. In the Robertson Cup playoffs, he added 36 points over 27 games.
In Nemirovsky’s final year in the Ontario Hockey League, he played just 26 regular season games with Sarnia, scoring 18 and totalling 45 points. He also played nine games in the National Hockey League with the Florida Panthers and five games in the American Hockey League with the Carolina Monarchs. It was Sarnia’s second year in the OHL after moving west from Newmarket. The Sting reached the second round before falling to the Peterborough Petes in six games. David did would he could with eight goals and eight assists over ten games.
The Florida Panthers selected Nemirovsky in the fourth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 84th overall. He appeared in 91 games with the Panthers between 1995-96 and 1998-99 with an additional three games in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s a hard thought to wrap around that it has been around fifteen years since David played his last NHL game yet he is suiting up in the KHL.
David has played pro hockey since 1996-97 in a handful of leagues, including the AHL, NHL, IHL, Sweden’s Elitserien, Russia’s RSL, Finland’s SM-Liiga, Russia’s KHL and Germany’s tier 4. He last played in 2010-11, splitting his season three ways between Dinamo Minsk of the KHL, CSKA Moscow of the KHL and ERV Schweifurt of Germany’s tier 4.
A veteran of just six Ontario Hockey League games, Mikhail played briefly for the Newmarket Royals in 1993-94. His roots in the league go back to 1991 when he was selected by the Sudbury Wolves in the seventh round of the OHL Priority Selection, 103rd overall.
The older Nemirovsky, having just turned 39, has played pro hockey since 1994-95 in a very large list of leagues: ECHL, IHL, AHL, Colonial Hockey League, UHL, the U.K.’s BISL, WCHL, WPHL, Germany’s Oberliga, Russia’s RSL, Germany’s DEL, the U.K.’s EIHL, Germany’s 2.Bundesliga, Germany’s tier 4 and the Aisa League of Hockey.
2013-14 marks Mikhail’s fourth year with ERV Schweinfurt. He helped the team get promoted from tier 4 to the Oberliga for the 2012-13 season.