Russian left winger who won back-to-back Stanley Cups as a member of the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. After moving to the Kontinental Hockey League, he again won consecutive titles, winning the Gagarin Cup with Salavat Yulaev Ufa and Dynamo Moscow.
He played with Khimik Voskresensk and CSKA Moscow in the Soviet Championship League before being drafted by the Red Wings in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
In 1991, he was in a major car accident in which his passenger, Kirill Tarasov, was killed. Kozlov required a facial reconstruction and rehabilitation before making his return to hockey.
He married a woman named Tanya and has a son named Nikita.
He won the Stanley Cup twice alongside superstar defender Nicklas Lidstrom.