January 21, 1978|
Ufa, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
SKA St. Petersburg
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
2nd overall, 1996|
San Jose Sharks
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). He also played for six different teams during his time in the National Hockey League (NHL).
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. 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.
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.
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 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.
Zyuzin began his coaching career in the 2015–16 KHL season as an assistant coach for Ufa Salavat Yulayev. 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. The team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by AK Bars Kazan.
Andrei Zyuzin is married to his wife, Teresa and has a son, Ivan.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||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||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||34||2||9||11||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||RSL||14||2||2||4||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|RUS & RSL totals||127||20||15||35||82||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
- "Here Comes the KHL With Loads of Money". The New York Times. June 22, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- "Andrei Zyuzin is expected in Biel". November 1, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- "New faces in charge at Ufa". Kontinental Hockey League. April 27, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- "Andrey Zyuzin - a pupil of the club Salavat Yulayev". WatWatWitWit. April 14, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- "Family matters". December 16, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Player profile (in Russian)
| San Jose Sharks first round draft pick