Alexander Svitov

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Alexander Svitov
Alexander Svitov.jpg
Born (1982-11-03) 3 November 1982 (age 34)
Omsk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Ak Bars Kazan
Avangard Omsk
Tampa Bay Lightning
Columbus Blue Jackets
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2001
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1997–present

Alexander Nikolayevich Svitov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Свитов; born 3 November 1982) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently Captaining Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[1]

Playing career[edit]

Svitov was drafted in the first round, third overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut with the Lightning in the 2002–03 season, appearing in 63 games and recording eight points. During the 2003–04 season, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Darryl Sydor.[2]

During the 2005–06 season, Svitov returned to Russia and played for his hometown, Avangard Omsk, in the Russian Superleague (RSL). In the following 2006–07 season, Svitov returned to the Blue Jackets and played in a career high 76 games, scoring 18 points.

On 17 August 2007, Svitov effectively ended his NHL career in signing a three-year contract with Avangard Omsk, after signing a two-year contract with the Blue Jackets on 2 July.

Svitov is IIHF World U20 Championship all-time statistical leader in penalty minutes with 101 minutes in 11 games.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Metallurg Magnitogorsk-2 RUS-3 4 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Avangard Omsk-2 RUS-4 27 15 8 23 20
1998–99 Avangard Omsk RSL 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Avangard Omsk-2 RUS-3 14 13 9 22 62
1999–00 Avangard Omsk RSL 18 3 3 6 45 6 1 0 1 16
2000–01 Avangard Omsk RSL 32 6 6 12 111 14 2 1 3 34
2001–02 CSKA Moscow-2 RUS-3 2 1 0 1 2
2001–02 Avangard Omsk RSL 3 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 11 4 5 9 17
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 4 4 8 58 7 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 30 9 9 18 79
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 0 3 3 4
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 29 2 6 8 16
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 69 19 23 42 200
2005–06 Avangard Omsk RSL 32 3 7 10 142 13 4 2 6 10
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 76 7 11 18 145
2007–08 Avangard Omsk RSL 54 10 10 20 140 4 0 3 3 10
2008–09 Avangard Omsk KHL 32 8 8 16 86 6 1 0 1 41
2009–10 Avangard Omsk KHL 44 7 16 23 95 3 1 0 1 4
2010–11 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 39 9 9 18 44 20 5 3 8 20
2011–12 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 42 10 9 19 40 6 1 2 3 29
2012–13 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 27 7 3 10 41 14 3 2 5 10
2013–14 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 50 8 6 14 41 6 1 3 4 18
2014–15 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 47 9 11 20 35 20 4 4 8 8
2015–16 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 47 8 6 14 47 7 0 1 1 6
2016–17 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 57 12 15 27 84 10 2 2 4 6
NHL totals 179 13 24 37 223 7 0 0 0 6
KHL totals 385 78 84 162 513 92 18 17 35 142

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Russia WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 3 5 8 8
2001 Russia WJC 7th 6 0 1 1 58
2002 Russia WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 2 2 3 43
2012 Russia WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 0 0 0 4
2013 Russia WC 6th 5 1 2 3 4
Junior totals 17 5 8 13 109
Senior totals 15 1 2 3 8

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
KHL
Gagarin Cup (Salavat Yulaev Ufa) 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ak Bars extend contracts of five". Ak Bars Kazan. 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Lightning give up Svitov". ESPN. 2004-01-28. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nikita Alexeev
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
2001
Succeeded by
Andy Rogers