30 July 1976 |
Moscow, Russian SFSR, URS
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
SKA St. Petersburg
|NHL Draft||223rd overall, 1995
Toronto Maple Leafs
Daniil Yevgenyevich Markov (Russian: Даниил Евгеньевич Марков; born 30 July 1976) is a professional ice hockey defenceman for CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League. He is a veteran of nine National Hockey League seasons.
Danny Markov began his career in 1993, playing for HC Spartak Moscow in Russia. The Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL drafted him in the 9th round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. However, partway through the 1996–97 season, he left Moscow and began playing for the Maple Leafs' farm team, the St. John's Maple Leafs. He made the jump to the NHL at the end of the 1997–98 season. After four seasons in Toronto, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Travis Green, Robert Reichel, and Craig Mills. He played two seasons for the Coyotes before joining the Carolina Hurricanes for the 2003–04 season; once again, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Justin Williams partway through the season. In the time leading up to the 2005–06, the Flyers found themselves in potential trouble with the new salary cap and needed to unload some salary. Thus, they traded Markov to the Nashville Predators for a third round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. On 26 July 2006, the Detroit Red Wings signed Markov as a free agent. Markov then signed a two-year contract with Dynamo Moscow in Russia.
Markov is noted for his toughness. One game which Markov played for the Leafs involved him receiving an injury below his eye which required stitches. He took the stitches without anesthetic in order to keep playing. Markov is also well known for returning to Jaromír Jágr his infamous "goal-salute" after the Maple Leafs knocked the Penguins out of the 1999 NHL playoffs during an Eastern Conference Semi-Finals overtime win.
- Scored the 10,000th goal in Flyers history against Patrick Lalime and the Ottawa Senators during a 5–3 win at the Wachovia Center on 5 March 2004.
- Contrary to popular belief, he is not related to Montreal Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov.
- During his time with the Maple Leafs, Markov was nicknamed "Elvis" because of the way he dressed in his spare time.
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Russia|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Bronze||2002 Salt Lake City||Ice hockey|
|1996–97||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||10||2||4||6||18||11||2||6||8||14|
|1997–98||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||52||3||23||26||124||2||0||1||1||0|
|1997–98||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||25||2||5||7||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||57||4||8||12||47||17||0||6||6||18|
|1999–00||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||59||0||10||10||28||12||0||3||3||10|
|2000–01||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||59||3||13||16||34||11||1||1||2||12|
|2006–07||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||66||4||12||16||59||18||0||0||0||13|
|2010–11||SKA St. Petersburg||KHL||4||0||3||3||2||10||1||3||4||8|
|Senior int'l totals||25||0||4||4||6|
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