Artem Anisimov

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For the former hockey defenseman of the same name, see Artem Anisimov (ice hockey, born 1976). For the footballer, see Artyom Anisimov (footballer).
Artem Anisimov
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Born (1988-05-24) 24 May 1988 (age 27)
Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 54th overall, 2006
New York Rangers
Playing career 2005–present

Artem Alekseevich Anisimov (Russian: Артем Алексеевич Анисимов; born 24 May 1988) is a Russian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Anisimov has previously played in the NHL for the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets, the former of which originally selected him in the second round, 54th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Anisimov is a product of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey school. He made his semi-professional debut for the organization's junior farm club, Lokomotiv-2, during the 2004–05 season before joining the senior team in the 2005–06 season. At the end of the campaign, Anisimov was drafted in the secound round, 54th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Anisimov while with the New York Rangers.

On 2 August 2007, Anisimov signed his first contract with the Rangers, later joining the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, for the 2008–09 season.

On 23 January 2009, Anisimov was selected to participate in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic in Worcester, Massachusetts, representing the PlanetUSA team. He scored one goal and assisted on two others, including the game-winner, in a 14–11 PlanetUSA victory over the Canadian All-Stars. On 1 February, Anisimov was called-up to the Rangers for the first time in his career after scoring 21 goals and 29 assists for 50 points with the Wolf Pack. He made his NHL debut on 3 February against the Atlanta Thrashers at Madison Square Garden.[1]

Anisimov scored his first career NHL goal on 11 October 2009, during the 2009–10 season against goaltender Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Anaheim Ducks in a 3–0 Rangers victory.[2]

On 8 July 2011, Anisimov, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Rangers on a two-year, $3.75 million contract. Just one season into his contract, however, Anisimov, along with Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and a first-round draft pick in 2013 (14th overall, used to select Kerby Rychel), were traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and a 2013 conditional third-round pick.[3]

On 26 June 2013, Anisimov signed a three-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets at an annual average value of $3.28 million.[4]

On 30 June 2015, Anisimov, along with Jeremy Morin, Marko Daňo and Corey Tropp, were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta.[5] The next day, on 1 July, Anisimov agreed to a five-year, $22.75 million contract extension with Chicago. His existing contract was set to expire after the 2015–16 season.[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
2004–05 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 24 3 5 8 10
2005–06 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 10 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 32 15 12 27 28
2006–07 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 2 2 0 2 0
2006–07 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 39 2 8 10 26 7 3 2 5 4
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 74 16 27 43 30 5 1 0 1 2
2008–09 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 80 37 44 81 50 6 2 0 2 0
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 82 12 16 28 32
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 82 18 26 44 20 5 1 0 1 0
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 79 16 20 36 34 20 3 7 10 4
2012–13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 36 12 17 29 34
2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 35 11 7 18 12
2013–14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 22 17 39 20 6 1 2 3 4
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 52 7 20 27 8
NHL totals 412 86 106 192 126 32 5 9 14 8
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Belarus
Silver medal – second place 2010 Germany
Silver medal – second place 2015 Czech Republic
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Czech Republic

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Russia WJC18 5th 6 3 2 5 2
2007 Russia WJC 2nd 6 2 1 3 4
2008 Russia WJC 3rd 7 1 3 4 6
2010 Russia WC 2nd 9 1 2 3 6
2013 Russia WC 6th 8 0 1 1 6
2014 Russia OG 5th 5 0 0 0 2
2014 Russia WC 1st 10 1 3 4 2
2015 Russia WC 2nd 10 1 3 4 4
Junior totals 19 6 6 12 12
Senior totals 42 3 9 12 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers call up Anisimov for Game 7". New York Rangers. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  2. ^ Gross, Andrew (2009-10-11). "Rangers, Valiquette shut down Ducks, 3–0". The Record. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Blue Jackets Ship Nash to Rangers in Blockbuster trade". TSN. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Blue Jackets re-sign Artem Anisimov to three-year contract extension". National Hockey League. 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  5. ^ Peters, Chris (30 June 2015). "Blackhawks trade trade Brandon Saad to Blue Jackets in 7-player deal". CBS Sports. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Blackhawks, Anisimov agree to extension". TSN. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 

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