21 October 1991|
Kazan, Russian SFSR,
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
Ak Bars Kazan|
8th overall, 2010|
Alexander Olegovich Burmistrov (Russian: Александр Олегович Бурмистров, [ɐlʲɪˈksandr bʊrˈmʲistrəf]; born 21 October 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey player, currently under contract to Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League. He previously played in the National Hockey League for the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise and the Arizona Coyotes, before retiring from the NHL after a short stint with the Vancouver Canucks.
- 1 Playing career
- 2 International play
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Burmistrov joined the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) after being selected 12th overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft. He made his debut in North America on 17 September 2009, against the Owen Sound Attack, recording his first career OHL goal in his debut.
Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets
On 8 October 2010, Burmistrov made his NHL debut with the Atlanta Thrashers against the Washington Capitals. On 29 October, he scored his first career NHL goal against the Buffalo Sabres. He then engaged in his first career NHL fight on 11 December against John Tavares of the New York Islanders. 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.
Ak Bars Kazan
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 than being allowed to pursue a more lucrative offer in Russia during the NHL lockout.
Return to Winnipeg
On 1 July 2015, the opening day of free agency, Burmistrov signed a two-year contract to return to the Jets.
In a disappointing season where he scored only 2 points in 23 games, Burmistrov was placed on waivers on 1 January 2017. He was subsequently claimed by the Arizona Coyotes. Burmistrov recorded 5 goals and 14 points in 26 games with the Coyotes.
Vancouver Canucks and NHL retirement
Burmistrov opted to return to Canada as a free agent in signing a one-year $900,000 contract with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1, 2017. He was used in a limited role and received minimal playing time with the Canucks. On December 24, 2017, his agent, Dan Milstein, released a statement on Twitter that Burmistrov had "retired from the NHL" and that an announcement on his future was forthcoming. The wording of Milstein's tweet has fueled speculation that Burmistrov would return to the KHL once the formal retirement paperwork with the NHL is completed.
Return to Ak Bars Kazan
Three days after his retirement tweet was sent out, Burmistrov returned to the KHL, signing with former club Ak Bars Kazan.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||22||2||9||11||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2017–18||Ak Bars Kazan||KHL||10||2||4||6||12||17||1||2||3||18|
Burmistrov with Team Russia
|World U18 Championships|
|2009 United States|
- "Team Roster". Barrie Colts. Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
- The Hockey News, Volume 64, Number 14, 17 January 2011, Publisher: Caroline Andrews, Transcontinental Media
- "Alex Burmistrov bitter that Olli Jokinen got more ice time with Winnipeg Jets". Retrieved 23 December 2013.
- "Jets, Bumistrov agree on two-year contract". National Hockey League. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- Clinton, Jared. "Update: Jets' Burmistrov picked up off waivers by Coyotes | The Hockey News". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
- "Canucks take a flyer on Alexander Burmistrov on a one-year deal". Vancouver Sun. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- "Alex Burmistrov is retiring: agent". The Province. 2017-12-24.
- "Alex Burmistrov sign with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL". The Province. 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- "Rosters forming for Worlds". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Alexander Burmistrov at RussianProspects.com
|Awards and achievements|
| Atlanta Thrashers first round draft pick