NHL veteran Kozlov spends $1.25M in Boca

NHL veteran Viacheslav "Slava" Kozlov and his wife, Tatyana Kardivar, bought a four-bedroom, 3.5 bath at 3051 NW 30th Way in Boca Raton for $1.25 million from Craig Monaghan and his wife, Mary Louise, on July 9.

The Monaghans paid $800,000 for the property in March 2002. The 4,429 square foot house was built in 1988.

The Russia-born Kozlov is a 16-year veteran of the NHL and has spent the last five seasons playing left wing for the Atlanta Thrashers. He signed a three-year, $11 million extension with the organization in July 2007 and has accounted for 111 goals and 203 assists for the team since joining the squad in 2002.

Prior to joining the Thrashers, he spent an injury-plagued 2001-02 season with the Buffalo Sabres. He broke into the league in 1991 with the Detroit Red Wings and played 10 seasons with the team, where he set Detroit's franchise record with 12 game-winning postseason goals and won two Stanley Cup Championships in 1997 and 1998.

Mr. Manoghan is the CFO of Asbury Automotive Group, a car dealership operation based in New York City.

He was previously the chief financial officer of Sears Holdings Corporation, a publicly traded parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co. He held the same position at AutoNation, a chain of auto dealerships headquartered in Fort Lauderdale.

He received his bachelor's in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Home sales in Boca Raton have dropped 24.3 percent thus far in 2008. The median sale price has also dropped $50,000, from $420,000 in 2007 to $370,000 so far this year.

Address: 3051 Northwest 30th Way
Buyer(s): Viacheslav Kozlov and Tatyana Kardivar
Seller(s): Craig Monaghan and Mary Louise Monaghan
Sale date: Jul. 9, 2008