May 24, 1988 |
Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||54th overall, 2006
New York Rangers
Artem Alekseevich Anisimov (Russian: Артем Алексеевич Анисимов; born May 24, 1988) is a Russian professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The young forward is a product of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey school. Anisimov made his semi-professional debut on their junior farm club, Lokomotiv 2, during the 2004–05 season before joining the senior team in the 2005–06 season. Anisimov was drafted 54th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.
On January 23, 2009, it was announced that Anisimov had been selected to participate in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic in Worcester, Massachusetts, representing the PlanetUSA team. Anisimov scored one goal and assisted on two others, including the game-winner, in a 14–11 PlanetUSA victory over the Canadian All-Stars.
On February 1, 2009, Anisimov was recalled by the Rangers for the first time in his career after posting 21 goals and 29 assists for 50 points with the Wolf Pack. He made his NHL debut on February 3 against the Atlanta Thrashers at Madison Square Garden.
Anisimov scored his first career NHL goal on October 11, 2009, against Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Anaheim Ducks in a 3–0 win. On July 8, 2011, Anisimov, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Rangers to a two-year, $3.75 million deal. After one season of the contract Anisimov, along with Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and a first round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft were traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and a 2013 conditional third round pick.
On June 26, 2013, Anisimov signed a three-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets for $3.28-million per year.
|Competitor for Russia|
|World Junior Championships|
|Bronze||2008 Czech Republic|
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||74||16||27||43||30||5||1||0||1||2|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||80||37||44||81||50||6||2||0||2||0|
|2008–09||New York Rangers||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|2009–10||New York Rangers||NHL||82||12||16||28||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New York Rangers||NHL||82||18||26||44||20||5||1||0||1||0|
|2011–12||New York Rangers||NHL||79||16||20||36||34||20||3||7||10||4|
|2012–13||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||35||11||7||18||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||19||6||6||12||12|
- "Rangers call up Anisimov for Game 7". New York Rangers. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- Gross, Andrew (2009-10-11). "Rangers, Valiquette shut down Ducks, 3–0". The Record. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- "Blue Jackets Ship Nash to Rangers in Blockbuster trade". TSN. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- "Blue Jackets re-sign Artem Anisimov to three-year contract extension". National Hockey League. 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2013-09-29.