Burmistrov with the Jets in 2012.
October 21, 1991 |
Kazan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|AK Bars Kazan
|NHL Draft||8th overall, 2010
Alexander Olegovich Burmistrov (Russian: Александр Олегович Бурмистров, [ɐlʲɪˈksandr burˈmʲistrəf]; born October 21, 1991) is a professional Russian ice hockey forward currently a member of AK Bars Kazan of the KHL. Burmistrov represented Russia at the 2010 World Junior Championships held in Saskatchewan, Canada. He was drafted by the Barrie Colts 12th overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft. Burmistrov was drafted 8th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers.
Burmistrov with Team Russia.
|Competitor for Russia|
|World U18 Championships|
|Silver||2009 United States|
Burmistrov joined the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) after being selected 12th overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft. He made his debut in North America on September 17, 2009 against the Owen Sound Attack. He also recorded his first career OHL goal in this game. On October 8, 2010, he made his NHL debut with the Thrashers against the Washington Capitals. On October 29, 2010, he scored his first NHL goal against the Buffalo Sabres. He got into his first NHL fight on December 11, 2010. It was against John Tavares of the New York Islanders, who was also in his first NHL fight. He would score 13 goals with 15 assists during the 2011-12 NHL season for the Winnipeg Jets. On Sept. 15th, 2012 it was announced that Burmistrov would be sent down to the Jets AHL affiliate the St. John's IceCaps. Due to Burmistrov's entry-level contract he was unable to play in his native Russia during the NHL lockout and played for St. John's, registering 2 goals and 9 assists in 22 games.
Controversy with Jets
During the 2012-2013 NHL Lockout Alex signed to play with his hometown team AK Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League. It was then speculated that Alex wanted out of Winnipeg. Many people believed that it was because of his strained relationship with Head Coach Claude Noel. Finally after the 2012-2013 NHL season was over Alex decided it was time to leave Winnipeg and go back home to play for AK Bars Kazan. Burmistrov's Agent said later that his relationship with Noel had helped him leave Winnipeg.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||Ak Bars-2 Kazan||RUS-3||27||2||4||6||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Ak Bars-2 Kazan||RUS-3||—||14||21||35||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Ak Bars-2 Kazan||RUS-3||41||28||30||58||68||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Ak Bars Kazan||KHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||22||2||9||11||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||13||7||8||15||12|
- Alexander Burmistrov's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Alexander Burmistrov – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- Alexander Burmistrov Profile at RussianProspect.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Atlanta Thrashers first round draft pick