Alexander Svitov

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Alexander Svitov
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Born (1982-11-03) November 3, 1982 (age 31)
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Ak Bars Kazan
Avangard Omsk (KHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2001
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1997–present

Alexander Nikolayevich Svitov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Свитов; born November 3, 1982) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Svitov was drafted in the first round, third overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut with the Lightning in the 2002–03 season, appearing in 63 games and recording eight points. During the 2003–04 season, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Darryl Sydor.[1]

During the 2005–06 season, Svitov returned to Russia and played for his hometown, Avangard Omsk, in the Russian Superleague (RSL). In the following 2006–07 season, Svitov returned to the Blue Jackets and played in a career high 76 games, scoring 18 points.

On August 17, 2007, Svitov signed a three-year contract with Avangard Omsk, after signing a two-year contract with the Blue Jackets on July 2.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Metallurg-2 Magnitogorsk RUS-3 4 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Avangard-VDV Omsk RUS-4 27 15 8 23 20
1998–99 Avangard Omsk RSL 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Avangard-VDV Omsk RUS-3 14 13 9 22 62
1999–00 Avangard Omsk RSL 18 3 3 6 45 6 1 0 1 16
2000–01 Avangard Omsk RSL 32 6 6 12 111 14 2 1 3 34
2001–02 CSKA-2 Moscow RUS-3 2 1 0 1 2
2001–02 Avangard Omsk RSL 3 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 11 4 5 9 17
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 4 4 8 58 7 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 30 9 9 18 79
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 0 3 3 4
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 29 2 6 8 16
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 69 19 23 42 200
2005–06 Avangard Omsk RSL 32 3 7 10 142 13 4 2 6 10
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 76 7 11 18 145
2007–08 Avangard Omsk RSL 54 10 10 20 140 4 0 3 3 10
2008–09 Avangard Omsk KHL 32 8 8 16 86 6 1 0 1 41
2009–10 Avangard Omsk KHL 44 7 16 23 95 3 1 0 1 4
2010–11 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 39 9 9 18 44 20 5 3 8 20
2011–12 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 42 10 9 19 40 6 1 2 3 29
2012–13 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 27 7 3 10 41 14 3 2 5 10
2013–14 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 50 8 6 14 41 6 1 3 4 18
NHL totals 179 13 24 37 223 7 0 0 0 6
KHL totals 234 49 52 101 347 55 12 10 22 122

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Russia WJC18 2 6 3 5 8 8
2001 Russia WJC 7th 6 0 1 1 58
2002 Russia WJC 1 5 2 2 3 43
Junior int'l totals 17 5 8 13 109
2012 Russia WC 1 10 0 0 0 4
Senior int'l totals 10 0 0 0 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lightning give up Svitov". ESPN. 2004-01-28. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Nikita Alexeev
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
2001
Succeeded by
Andy Rogers