Alexander Karpovtsev was a Russian ice hockey player and later an assistant coach for Ak Bars Kazan and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League. In the National Hockey League, he played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, and Florida Panthers. He, Alexei Kovalev, Sergei Zubov and Sergei Nemchinov, were the first Russian players to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup, winning it in 1994 with the Rangers. Alexander Karpovtsev was married to Janna Karpovtsev and had two daughters named Dasha born in 1993, and Stacy born in 2000. Karpovtsev was an assistant coach for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl when his team's charter plane crashed on September 7, 2011 and did not survive.