Andrei Zyuzin

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Andrei Zyuzin
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Born (1978-01-21) January 21, 1978 (age 40)
Ufa, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Rubin Tyumen
EC KAC
EHC Biel
Mytishi Khimik
Calgary Flames
Minnesota Wild
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Blackhawks
SKA St. Petersburg
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Bilyi Bars
HK Vitebsk
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1996
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1997–2014

Andrei Yurievich Zyuzin (Russian: Андрей Юрьевич Зюзин; born January 21, 1978) is a Russian former professional ice hockey player who last played for Bilyi Bars of the Ukrainian Hockey Championship and HK Vitebsk of the Belarusian Extraliga (BXL).[1] He also played for six different teams during his time in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Zyuzin was drafted 2nd overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Zyuzin has played 415 career NHL games, scoring 35 goals and 74 assists for 109 points. He was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames on July 1, 2006. On February 4, 2007, in the Calgary Flames skill competition he had the hardest shot at 99.3 mph.[citation needed] Zyuzin scored one of the biggest goals in the history of the San Jose Sharks when he took a slapshot from the point to beat Ed Belfour and helped the Sharks take Game 4 in the 1997–1998 Western Conference quarterfinals against the Dallas Stars. Zyuzin scored the goal 6:31 into the overtime period and led the Sharks to a 1–0 win.

Andrei Zyuzin with HC Almaty in 2013

On June 22, 2007, Andrei Zyuzin was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks along with Steve Marr for defenceman Adrian Aucoin and the Blackhawks' seventh round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. After playing 32 games for the Blackhawks, Zyuzin left the NHL, signing with St. Petersburg SKA of the Kontinental Hockey League.[2]

Zyuzin played parts of three seasons for St. Petersburg, achieving 31 points with the team. After leaving St. Petersburg SKA and the KHL, he headed over to Austria and Switzerland, playing parts of the 2011-12 season in the Swiss National League A for EHC Biel[3] and playing in the Austrian Hockey League for Klagenfurt AC.

After ending his tenure in Austria and Switzerland, Zyuzin played the next two seasons with three different teams. He played 2 games in the 2012-13 VHL season for Rubin Tyumen and in the 2013-14 hockey season he played games for Bilyi Bars of the Ukrainian Hockey Championship and 8 games for HK Vitebsk of the Belarusian Extraliga, going pointless with 12 penalty minutes.

Coaching[edit]

Zyuzin began his coaching career in the 2015–16 KHL season as an assistant coach for Ufa Salavat Yulayev.[4] The team placed fourth in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Gagarin Cup playoffs. The team was eliminated in the Conference Finals by Metallurg Magnitogorsk in 5 games. Zyuzin returned for the 2016-17 season, once again as an assistant coach for Ufa Salavat Yulayev, finishing sixth in the Eastern Conference with 88 points.[5] The team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by AK Bars Kazan.

Personal life[edit]

Andrei Zyuzin is married to his wife, Teresa and has a son, Ivan.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Salavat Yulaev Ufa RUS 30 3 0 3 16
1994–95 Novoil Ufa RUS II 17 3 3 6 14
1995–96 Salavat Yulaev Ufa RUS 41 6 3 9 24
1996–97 Salavat Yulaev Ufa RSL 32 7 10 17 28
1997–98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 17 4 5 9 28
1997–98 San Jose Sharks NHL 56 6 7 13 66 6 1 0 1 14
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 25 3 1 4 38
1998–99 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 23 2 12 14 42
1999–2000 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 34 2 9 11 33
2000–01 Detroit Vipers IHL 2 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 4 16 20 76
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 9 0 2 2 6
2001–02 Albany River Rats AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 38 1 2 3 25
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 66 4 12 16 34 18 0 1 1 14
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 65 8 13 21 48
2004–05 Salavat Yulaev Ufa RSL 14 2 2 4 6
2004–05 Severstal Cherepovets RSL 10 2 1 3 6
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 57 7 11 18 50
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 49 1 5 6 30 5 1 0 1 2
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 32 2 3 5 38
2008–09 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 36 6 4 10 36 2 0 0 0 4
2009–10 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 53 5 15 20 64 4 0 0 0 2
2010–11 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 12 0 1 1 12
2010–11 HC VMF St. Petersburg VHL 8 1 0 1 24
2010–11 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 16 1 1 2 10 12 0 1 1 6
2011–12 EHC Biel NLA 13 0 2 2 16
2011–12 Klagenfurt AC AUT 5 1 0 1 2 6 0 2 2 4
2012–13 Rubin Tyumen VHL 2 1 0 1 2
2013–14 HK Vitebsk BLR 8 0 0 0 12
RUS & RSL totals 127 20 15 35 82
NHL totals 496 38 82 120 446 29 2 1 3 30
KHL totals 117 12 21 33 122 18 0 1 1 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Russia EJC 4th 5 0 0 0 0
1996 Russia EJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 5 2 7 8
1996 Russia WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 1 4 5 2
1997 Russia WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 1 2 6
Junior totals 23 7 7 14 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  2. ^ "Here Comes the KHL With Loads of Money". The New York Times. June 22, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Andrei Zyuzin is expected in Biel". November 1, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "New faces in charge at Ufa". Kontinental Hockey League. April 27, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Andrey Zyuzin - a pupil of the club Salavat Yulayev". WatWatWitWit. April 14, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Family matters". December 16, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2018.

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Preceded by
Teemu Riihijärvi
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
1996
Succeeded by
Marco Sturm