Alexander Burmistrov

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Alexander Burmistrov
Alexander Burmistrov Jets 2012-02-11.JPG
Burmistrov with the Jets in 2012.
Born (1991-10-21) October 21, 1991 (age 23)
Kazan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Ak Bars Kazan
Atlanta Thrashers
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2010
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2008–present

Alexander Olegovich Burmistrov (Russian: Александр Олегович Бурмистров, [ɐlʲɪˈksandr bʊrˈmʲistrəf]; born October 21, 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL. He has also previously played in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for AK Bars Kazan and the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise from 2010-2013.

Playing career[edit]

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Burmistrov with Team Russia.
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Minsk
World U18 Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 United States

Junior[edit]

Burmistrov was drafted by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Barrie Colts 12th overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft.[1] Burmistrov joined the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) after being selected 12th overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft.[1] He made his debut in North America on September 17, 2009, against the Owen Sound Attack. He also recorded his first career OHL goal in his debut.[1]

Professional[edit]

On October 8, 2010, Burmistrov made his NHL debut with the Atlanta Thrashers against the Washington Capitals. On October 29, he scored his first career NHL goal against the Buffalo Sabres. He then engaged in his first career NHL fight on December 11 against John Tavares of the New York Islanders.[2] He would score 13 goals with 15 assists during the 2011–12 season for the newly-relocated Winnipeg Jets. At the onset of the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Burmistrov was assigned to Winnipeg's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps, where he would go on to record two goals and nine assists in 22 games before being recalled to Winnipeg for the start of the shortened 2012–13 season.

At season's end, Burmistrov became a restricted free agent and subsequently signed a two-year contract with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Burmistrov explained in interviews, that his departure from the NHL was motivated by dissatisfaction with his role under Head Coach Claude Noël, and bitterness over being assigned to the AHL, rather being allowed to pursue a more lucrative offer in Russia, during the NHL lockout.[3]

On July 1, 2015, the opening day of free agency, Burmistrov signed a two-year contract to return to the Winnipeg Jets.[4]

International play[edit]

Burmistrov represented Russia at the 2010 World Junior Championships held in Saskatchewan. Burmistrov was named to Russia for competition at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Ak Bars-2 Kazan RUS-3 27 2 4 6 16
2007–08 Ak Bars-2 Kazan RUS-3 14 21 35
2008–09 Ak Bars-2 Kazan RUS-3 41 28 30 58 68
2008–09 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Barrie Colts OHL 62 22 43 65 49 17 8 8 16 22
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 74 6 14 20 27
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 76 13 15 28 42
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 22 2 9 11 24
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 44 4 6 10 14
2013–14 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 54 10 28 38 32 6 0 2 2 9
2014–15 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 53 10 16 26 40 17 1 3 4 8
NHL totals 194 23 35 58 83
KHL totals 108 20 44 64 72 23 1 5 6 17

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Russia WJC18 2nd 7 4 7 11 6
2010 Russia WJC 6th 6 3 1 4 6
2014 Russia WC 1st 10 1 0 1 4
Junior totals 13 7 8 15 12
Senior totals 10 1 0 1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Team Roster". Barrie Colts. Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  2. ^ The Hockey News, Volume 64, Number 14, January 17, 2011, Publisher: Caroline Andrews, Transcontinental Media
  3. ^ "Alex Burmistrov bitter that Olli Jokinen got more ice time with Winnipeg Jets". Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jets, Bumistrov agree on two-year contract". National Hockey League. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Rosters forming for Worlds". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Evander Kane
Atlanta Thrashers first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Mark Scheifele