Dmitri Upper

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Dmitri Upper
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Born (1978-07-27) July 27, 1978 (age 35)
Ust-Kamenogorsk,
Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Barys Astana
Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Ak Bars Kazan
Spartak Moscow
CSKA Moscow
Atlant Moscow Oblast
National team  Kazakhstan
NHL Draft 136th overall, 2000
New York Islanders
Playing career 1998–present
Dmitri Upper
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  Kazakhstan
Asian Winter Games
Gold 1999 Gangwon Ice hockey
Gold 2011 Astana-Almaty Ice hockey

Dmitri Sergeyevich Upper (Russian: Дмитрий Серге́евич Уппер; born July 27, 1978) is a Kazakhstani professional ice hockey center who currently serves as captain of the Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He also holds Russian citizenship.

Career[edit]

Upper was selected by the New York Islanders in the 5th round (136th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, after scoring 20 points and 50 penalty minutes in his first season in the Russian Superleague with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. He was traded to Ak Bars Kazan midway through the 2000-01 season, and joined Spartak Moscow the following year. He had a career high 16 goals, as well as 76 penalty minutes in his first year with the club. He played four seasons with CSKA Moscow, scoring 27 points in 2005-06, before rejoining Spartak Moscow in 2007. He was named team captain in 2009, and had 30 points that season, but was traded to Atlant Moscow Oblast in the 2010 offseason. Injuries limited his productivity in his first season with the team.

International career[edit]

Upper has represented his native Kazakhstan in multiple tournaments, including the 1996 and 1997 IIHF World U20 Championship, the Ice Hockey World Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2011, and the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk VHL 36 9 9 18 36
1997–98 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk VHL 47 16 12 28 44
1998–99 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk VHL 29 10 11 21 44
1999-00 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod RSL 36 14 6 20 50 5 1 1 2 4
2000-01 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod RSL 6 0 2 2 4
2000-01 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 21 5 2 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Spartak Moscow RSL 51 16 9 25 76
2002-03 Spartak Moscow RSL 43 7 13 20 63
2003-04 CSKA Moscow RSL 58 10 9 19 48
2004-05 CSKA Moscow RSL 41 7 3 10 30
2005-06 CSKA Moscow RSL 51 11 14 25 54 7 2 0 2 8
2006-07 CSKA Moscow RSL 54 13 7 20 46 12 0 3 3 8
2007-08 Spartak Moscow RSL 57 8 16 24 50 5 1 4 5 6
2008-09 Spartak Moscow KHL 49 15 9 24 24 5 1 3 4 8
2009-10 Spartak Moscow KHL 54 14 16 30 40 10 3 1 4 8
2010-11 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 32 1 2 3 10 23 3 1 4 8
2011-12 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 52 9 9 18 24 12 0 2 2 10
2012-13 Barys Astana KHL 51 12 10 22 38 7 0 0 0 6
2013-14 Barys Astana KHL 54 10 12 22 24 12 2 1 3 6
RSL totals 418 91 81 172 423 30 4 8 12 26
KHL totals 292 61 58 119 160 68 9 8 17 46

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Kazakhstan Jr. WJC C 4 2 2 4 4
1997 Kazakhstan Jr. WJC B 7 0 2 2 0
1997 Kazakhstan Jr. WJC 7 1 0 1 2
1999 Kazakhstan WC B 7 3 2 5 4
2000 Kazakhstan WC B 7 6 4 10 16
2004 Kazakhstan WC 6 3 1 4 16
2005 Kazakhstan WC 6 1 1 2 8
2006 Kazakhstan OG 5 0 1 1 8
2011 Kazakhstan AWG 3 2 2 4 2
2011 Kazakhstan WC D1 4 0 0 0 2
2012 Kazakhstan WC 7 0 3 3 0
2014 Kazakhstan OGQ 3 1 2 3 2
2013 Kazakhstan WC D1A 5 0 6 6 4
Junior int'l totals 18 3 4 7 6
Senior int'l totals 53 16 22 38 62

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sergei Mozyakin
Atlant Moscow Oblast captain
2011-2012
Succeeded by
Sandis Ozolins
Preceded by
Kevin Dallman
Barys Astana captain
2010–present
Incumbent