Alexei Emelin

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Alexei Emelin
Alexei Emelin - Montreal Canadiens.jpg
Emelin in 2012.
Born (1986-04-25) April 25, 1986 (age 28)
Tolyatti, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
HC Lada Togliatti
Ak Bars Kazan
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 84th overall, 2004
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2003–present

Alexei Valerievich Emelin (Russian: Алексей Валерьевич Емелин; born April 25, 1986) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Emelin was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft with the 84th overall pick.

Playing career[edit]

Emelin playing for Russia in 2011.

He spent a large portion of his career with HC Lada Togliatti in the Russian Superleague before signing with Ak Bars Kazan. He was also a member of Russia's U18 and U20 national squads and has also become a regular member of the senior national team, skating for both in EuroTour and the World Championships.

In a 2009 KHL game he sustained a face injury during a fight with Alexander Svitov ; an orbital bone shattered and had to be rebuilt with metal plate. He has tried to avoid getting into fights since.[1][2]

On May 17, 2011, the Russian defenceman signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for the 2011–12 season.[3] He played his first regular-season NHL game on October 9, 2011 in a 5–1 victory against the Winnipeg Jets. In addition, he scored his first regular-season NHL point, an assist, on December 6, 2011, in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. On January 25, 2012, Emelin scored his first NHL goal against the Detroit Red Wings.

On June 30, 2012, Emelin signed a two-year extension up until the end of the 2013–14 season.[4]

During the lockout shortened 2012–13 NHL season, Emelin established himself as a key member of the Montreal Canadiens defensive core, often playing with fellow countryman Andrei Markov.[5] He scored 3 goals and 12 points in 38 games for the Canadiens and finished with a plus-two rating. His season was derailed by an injury during a game against the Boston Bruins on April 6, 2013 when Emelin collided with Bruins forward Milan Lucic, falling awkwardly and tearing a ligament in his left knee.[6] As a result, Emelin missed the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs.

On October 31, 2013, Emelin signed a four-year contract extension up until the end of the 2017–2018 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 CSK VVS Samara RUS-2 53 2 4 6 198
2004–05 Lada Togliatti RSL 12 0 1 1 24 2 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Lada Togliatti RSL 44 6 6 12 131 6 0 1 1 47
2006–07 Lada Togliatti RSL 43 2 5 7 74 3 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 56 0 4 4 123 10 0 1 1 10
2008–09 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 51 0 3 3 58 7 1 0 1 10
2009–10 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 46 1 6 7 50 22 5 8 13 24
2010–11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 52 11 15 26 117 9 0 0 0 4
2011–12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 3 4 7 30
2012–13 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 24 2 7 9 40
2012–13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 38 3 9 12 33
2013–14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 59 3 14 17 59 15 0 2 2 4
NHL totals 164 9 27 36 122 15 0 2 2 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Russia WJC18 1st 6 0 0 0 10
2005 Russia WJC 2nd 6 1 0 1 8
2006 Russia WJC 2nd 6 2 5 7 39
2007 Russia WC 3rd 9 1 2 3 6
2010 Russia WC 2nd 9 1 1 2 33
2011 Russia WC 4th 9 0 0 0 29
2012 Russia WC 1st 9 2 2 4 4
Junior Int'l totals 18 3 5 8 57
Senior int'l totals 36 4 5 9 72

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