Andrei Markov (ice hockey)

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Andrei Markov
Andrei Markov - Montreal Canadiens.jpg
Markov with the Montreal Canadiens in January 2015
Born (1978-12-20) December 20, 1978 (age 37)
Voskresensk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Khimik Voskresensk
Dynamo Moscow
Vityaz Chekhov
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 162nd overall, 1998
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1995–present

Andrei Viktorovich Markov (Russian: Андрей Викторович Марков; born December 20, 1978) is a Russian-Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing and serving as an alternate captain for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He holds both Russian and Canadian citizenship.

Playing career[edit]

Markov was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round, 162nd overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. After being considered one of the best defencemen in Russia in 2000, he came over to North America and split time with the Canadiens and their then-minor league affiliate, the Quebec Citadelles of the American Hockey League (AHL). After rounding out his defensive game, he has become a regular in the Canadiens' starting line-up and is widely considered to be their most complete defenceman.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Markov played in his native Russia with Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague (RSL).

Markov signed a four-year contract with the Canadiens on May 28, 2007, keeping him with the team through the 2010–11 season.[1] He had a career year in the 2007–08 season, and was selected to his first NHL All-Star Game as a starter, in Atlanta.

Markov with the Montreal Canadiens in 2010

On October 1, 2009, Markov suffered a lacerated ankle injury after colliding with teammate Carey Price's skate and was initially expected to be out of the Canadiens' lineup until February 2010. Markov made a full recovery almost two months ahead of schedule and returned to action on December 19, 2009, when the Canadiens faced the New York Islanders.[2] Markov ended up jump-starting the Habs' offence with two goals in his return en route to a 3–0 victory. During the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 30, Markov suffered a leg injury after being hit by Matt Cooke.[3]

On July 16, 2010, Markov became a Canadian citizen.[4] During the 2010–11 season, he played only seven games, earning three points (one goal and two assists). On November 13, 2010, Markov suffered a knee injury in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes and underwent surgery December 8, 2010, missing the remainder of the season.

On June 23, 2011, Markov signed a three-year contract with the Canadiens.[5] On March 10, 2012, he played in his first game in over a year, tallying an assist in a 4–1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. On June 23, 2014, Markov re-signed with the Canadiens to a three-year contract worth an annual average value of $5.75 million.[6] On September 15, 2014, Markov was named an alternate captain for the Canadiens, along with P. K. Subban, Tomáš Plekanec and Max Pacioretty, sharing the leadership duties of a Canadiens squad currently without a team captain.[7] On September 18, 2015, it was announced Markov will serve as alternate captain for Max Pacioretty and will be paired with Brendan Gallagher.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Khimik Voskresensk IHL 38 0 0 0 14  —  —  —  —  —
1996–97 Khimik Voskresensk RSL 43 8 4 12 32 2 1 1 2 0
1997–98 Khimik Voskresensk RSL 43 10 5 15 83  —  —  —  —  —
1998–99 Dynamo Moscow RSL 38 10 11 21 32 16 3 6 9 6
1999–00 Dynamo Moscow RSL 29 11 12 23 28 17 4 3 7 8
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 14 0 5 5 4 7 1 1 2 2
2000–01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 63 6 17 23 18  —  —  —  —  —
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 12 4 6 10 7  —  —  —  —  —
2001–02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 5 19 24 24 12 1 3 4 8
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 13 24 37 34  —  —  —  —  —
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 69 6 22 28 20 11 1 4 5 8
2004–05 Dynamo Moscow RSL 42 7 16 23 76 10 2 0 2 22
2005–06 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 10 36 46 74 6 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 6 43 49 56  —  —  —  —  —
2007–08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 16 42 58 63 12 1 3 4 8
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 12 52 64 36  —  —  —  —  —
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 45 6 28 34 32 8 0 4 4 0
2010–11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 1 2 3 4  —  —  —  —  —
2011–12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 0 3 3 4  —  —  —  —  —
2012–13 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 21 1 5 6 16  —  —  —  —  —
2012–13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 48 10 20 30 14 5 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 7 36 43 34 17 1 9 10 38
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 10 40 50 38 12 1 1 2 8
2015–16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 5 39 44 38  —  —  —  —  —
NHL totals 928 113 423 536 489 83 5 26 31 46
Medal record
Representing Russia Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Russia
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Austria
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1998 Finland
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Switzerland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Russia WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 1 1 2
1998 Russia WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 3 2 5 6
1999 Russia WC 5th 6 1 4 5 2
2000 Russia WC 11th 6 0 2 2 0
2004 Russia WCH 5th 2 0 1 1 2
2005 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 1 4 5 20
2006 Russia Oly 4th 8 1 2 3 6
2007 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 3 5 8 2
2008 Russia WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 0 2 2 4
2010 Russia Oly 6th 4 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 13 3 3 6 8
Senior totals 49 6 22 28 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markov inks four-year deal with Habs
  2. ^ "Markov to Return To Habs Lineup Saturday Against Islanders". Tsn.ca. 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Canadiens' Markov Injured By Cooke Hit In First Period He was out for the playoffs with a knee injury". Tsn.ca. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Habs' Markov to get Canadian citizenship". CBC.ca. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Canadiens re-sign Markov to three-year, $17.25 million contract". Tsn.ca. 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  6. ^ Canadiens, Montreal. "Canadiens agree to terms on a three-year contract extension with defenseman Andrei Markov.". canadiens.nhl.com. Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Canadiens opt for four alternate captains this season". NHL. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Lau, Rachel (September 18, 2015). "Max Pacioretty named 29th captain of Canadiens". Global News. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 

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