Artem Anisimov

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For the former hockey defenseman of the same name, see Artem Anisimov (ice hockey b. 1976). For footballer, see Artyom Vitalyevich Anisimov.
Artem Anisimov
Артем Анисимов
Artem Anisimov 2013-11-02.JPG
Born (1988-05-24) May 24, 1988 (age 26)
Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
New York Rangers
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 54th overall, 2006
New York Rangers
Playing career 2005–present

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).

Playing career[edit]

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.

Anisimov while with the New York Rangers

On August 2, 2007, Anisimov signed his first contract with the Rangers, and played with the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Hartford Wolf Pack for the 2008–09 season.

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.[1]

Anisimov scored his first career NHL goal on October 11, 2009, against Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Anaheim Ducks in a 3–0 win.[2] 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.[3]

On June 26, 2013, Anisimov signed a three-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets for $3.28-million per year.[4]

Medal record
Competitor for Russia Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2014 Minsk
Silver 2010 Germany
World Junior Championships
Silver 2007 Sweden
Bronze 2008 Czech Republic

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 24 3 5 8 10
2005–06 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 10 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 32 15 12 27 28
2006–07 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 2 2 0 2 0
2006–07 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 39 2 8 10 26 7 3 2 5 4
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 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 36 12 17 29 34
2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 35 11 7 18 12
2013–14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 22 17 39 20 6 1 2 3 4
NHL totals 360 79 86 165 118 32 5 9 14 8

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Russia WJC18 5th 6 3 2 5 2
2007 Russia WJC 2 6 2 1 3 4
2008 Russia WJC 3 7 1 3 4 6
2010 Russia WC 2 9 1 2 3 6
2014 Russia OG 5th 5 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 19 6 6 12 12
Senior totals 14 1 2 3 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers call up Anisimov for Game 7". New York Rangers. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  2. ^ Gross, Andrew (2009-10-11). "Rangers, Valiquette shut down Ducks, 3–0". The Record. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Blue Jackets Ship Nash to Rangers in Blockbuster trade". TSN. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Blue Jackets re-sign Artem Anisimov to three-year contract extension". National Hockey League. 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 

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