Anton Kuryanov

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Anton Kuryanov
Born (1983-03-11) March 11, 1983 (age 32)
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR
Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Avangard Omsk
Sibir Novosibirsk
Traktor Chelyabinsk
National team  Russia
Playing career 1999–present

Anton Kuryanov (Russian: Антон Курьянов; born March 11, 1983) is a professional ice hockey centre forward who is currently playing for Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Kuryanov started his career in Ust-Kamenogorsk before moving to Omsk in 1998 alongside with his coach Sergei Gersonsky and a bunch of other talented youngsters, including Alexander Perezhogin. Since he was considered less talented than other young forwards like Alexander Svitov and Stanislav Chistov who played in Avangard Omsk at the time, Kuryanov's path to seniors was a difficult one. He was sent on loan to Mostovik (Kurgan) and then HC Sibir Novosibirsk to gain first-team experience before making his debut for Avangard in the 2002-2003 season.

In his first full season in Avangard's jersey, Anton Kuryanov helped his team to win the title tallying 14 points in the process. He then went from strength to strength getting capped for Russia in December 2004 and becoming fans' favourite at his own club. In the 2006-2007 season, Kuryanov scored 30 goals which became the record for an Avangard player. On October 13, 2008, Kuryanov suffered a major career setback and a psychological blow when Alexei Cherepanov with whom they played in the same line collapsed on the bench and died during the game against Vityaz Chekhov.[1]

Anton Kyryanov also achieved significant success on the international arena when he was invited to represent his country at the 2009 IIHF World Championship which Russia went on to win. Kuryanov scored 3 times and made 3 assists during his 9 games at the tournament. He dedicated this victory to Cherepanov.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Sibir Novosibirsk RSL 26 1 4 5 8
2002–03 Avangard Omsk RSL 3 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Avangard Omsk RSL 50 7 6 13 14 11 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Avangard Omsk RSL 55 12 14 26 24 11 1 2 3 4
2005–06 Avangard Omsk RSL 40 11 10 21 20 13 1 4 5 8
2006–07 Avangard Omsk RSL 50 24 21 45 32 10 6 3 9 2
2007–08 Avangard Omsk RSL 51 18 20 38 24
2008–09 Avangard Omsk KHL 45 14 23 37 26 9 0 5 5 6
2009–10 Avangard Omsk KHL 45 13 18 31 8
2010–11 Avangard Omsk KHL 49 17 19 36 22 13 3 4 7 2
2011–12 Avangard Omsk KHL 41 3 9 12 14 21 3 4 7 2
2012–13 Avangard Omsk KHL 36 8 11 19 12 12 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 13 0 1 1 6
2013–14 Avangard Omsk KHL 30 5 4 9 26
2014–15 Avangard Omsk KHL 24 1 3 4 8 5 1 0 1 2
RSL totals 275 73 75 148 122 45 8 10 18 20
KHL totals 283 61 88 149 122 60 8 15 23 16

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Russia WC 1st 9 3 3 6 6

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