Andrei Taratukhin

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Andrei Taratukhin
Born (1983-02-22) February 22, 1983 (age 35)
Omsk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Avangard Omsk
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Atlant Moscow Oblast
HC Ugra
Amur Khabarovsk
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 41st overall, 2001
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2002–present

Andrei Sergeevich Taratukhin (born February 22, 1983 in Omsk, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Metallurg Novokuznetsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Taratukhin was drafted 41st overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He had spells with his hometown Avangard Omsk, Salavat Yulaev Ufa and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl before signing for the Flames in 2006. Taratukhin was assigned to the American Hockey League with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights and in 80 regular games, he scored 17 goals and 43 assists for 60 points. It would be his only season in North America as he returned to Russia the next season, re-joining Salavat Yulaev Ufa.

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International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Russia WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 2 3 5 10
2002 Russia WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 0 2 2 37
2003 Russia WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 2 6 8 8
2006 Russia Oly 4th 5 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 19 4 11 15 55
Senior totals 5 0 0 0 2

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