July 22, 1980 |
Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR, URS
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
|SKA Saint Petersburg
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||18th overall, 1998
Dmitri Vladimirovich Kalinin (Russian: Дмитрий Владимирович Калинин; born July 22, 1980) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
He was drafted by the Sabres 18th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He had an injury plagued 2005–06 season, but did not miss a game in the 2006–07 season. He scored the NHL's first goal in the 2006–07 season, at 9:09 of the first period in the season opener at the Carolina Hurricanes.
Kalinin became an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2008 and two days later signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers.
On March 4, 2009, Kalinin was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes along with Petr Průcha and Nigel Dawes for Derek Morris. On July 21, 2009, Kalinin signed a two-year contract with the Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Kalinin was named a member of Russia's hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Kalinin had a successful 2 seasons with Salavat before signing with St. Petersburg. He has continued his success with his current team and has become one of the most feared defensemen in the KHL. He has won KHL Defenseman of the Month multiple times, was 2nd in KHL defensemen scoring in the 2011-12 season and has consistently had a favorable +/-. Prior to the beginning of the 2012-13 season, he was named St. Petersburg's captain, after being a major factor in his team's Gagarin Cup victory the season before. His 1st season as captain has been a successful one as well with his team yet again making the playoffs and have thus far advanced past the first two rounds (as of March 13, 2013).
|2008–09||New York Rangers||NHL||58||1||12||13||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||53||12||10||22||32||15||2||3||5||58|
|2010–11||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||45||3||6||9||26||18||0||4||4||6|
|2011–12||SKA Saint Petersburg||KHL||52||15||20||35||14||13||5||5||10||6|
|2012–13||SKA Saint Petersburg||KHL||48||5||23||28||26||11||1||5||6||2|
Played for Russia in:
|Senior int'l totals||79||6||15||21||47|
- Dmitri Kalinin's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Dmitri Kalinin – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- Dmitri Kalinin's player profile at NHL.com
|Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
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