Dmitri Kalinin

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Dmitri Kalinin
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Born (1980-07-22) July 22, 1980 (age 34)
Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR, URS
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
SKA Saint Petersburg
KHL
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
NHL

New York Rangers
Buffalo Sabres
Phoenix Coyotes
RSL
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Traktor Chelyabinsk
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 18th overall, 1998
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1995–present

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).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] On July 21, 2009, Kalinin signed a two-year contract with the Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[2]

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).

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Traktor Chelyabinsk IHL 20 0 3 3 10
1995–96 Yunior Kurgan RUS-3 20 0 0 0 10
1996–97 Traktor Chelyabinsk RSL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Traktor Chelyabinsk RSL 26 0 2 2 24
1998–99 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 39 7 18 25 44 4 1 1 2 0
1998–99 Rochester Americans AHL 3 0 1 1 14 7 0 0 0 6
1999–00 Rochester Americans AHL 75 2 19 21 52 21 2 9 11 8
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 4 18 22 38 13 0 2 2 4
2001–02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 58 2 11 13 26
2002–03 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 65 8 13 21 57
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 10 24 34 42
2004–05 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 48 2 8 10 14 5 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 55 2 16 18 54 8 0 2 2 2
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 7 22 29 36 16 2 3 5 14
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 46 1 7 8 32
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 58 1 12 13 26
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 1 3 4 6
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 0 6 6 2
2013–14 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 51 10 14 24 28 6 0 3 3 4
NHL totals 539 36 126 162 321 37 2 7 9 20
KHL totals 249 45 73 118 126 63 7 21 28 76

International play[edit]

Played for Russia in:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Russia WC 2 9 0 1 1 4
2003 Russia WC 5th 7 1 0 1 4
2004 Russia WC 10th 6 0 1 1 2
2004 Russia WCH 5th 3 0 0 0 0
2005 Russia WC 3 9 0 0 0 0
2008 Russia WC 1 9 1 2 3 4
2009 Russia WC 1 9 2 3 5 4
2010 Russia Oly 6th 4 1 1 2 0
2010 Russia WC 2 9 0 1 1 0
2011 Russia WC 4th 9 0 3 3 4
2012 Russia WC 1 5 1 3 4 25
Senior int'l totals 79 6 15 21 47

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Preceded by
Mika Noronen
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
1998
Succeeded by
Barrett Heisten