Dmitri Mironov was drafted in the eighth round, 160th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1991 NHL entry draft. Mironov played in the Soviet Union for seven seasons before moving to the NHL to play for the Leafs. He debuted in Toronto in the 1991–92 season and played there for four seasons. After a brief stint with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mironov joined the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. With the Mighty Ducks in the 1997–98 season, Mironov earned a trip to the NHL All-Star Game. Before the season was out, however, Anaheim traded him to the Detroit Red Wings where he won the Stanley Cup with Detroit that season. In his NHL career, he appeared in 556 games and tallied 260 points. Mironov won a gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics with the Unified team, and a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics with the Russian team.