Artemi Panarin

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Artemi Panarin
Artemi Panarin 3.JPG
Panarin with the Russian national ice hockey team
Born (1991-10-30) 30 October 1991 (age 26)
Korkino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Vityaz Chekhov
Ak Bars Kazan
SKA Saint Petersburg
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Russia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Artemi Sergeyevich Panarin (Russian: Артемий Сергеевич Панарин; born 30 October 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Chicago Blackhawks, with whom he began his NHL career.

He won the 2016 Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie while a member of the Blackhawks.

Early life[edit]

Panarin was born and raised in Korkino. He developed an early interest in ice skating.[1] His maternal grandfather, a former amateur hockey player, encouraged Panarin to play hockey when he was five years old.[2] He helped train Panarin and would often drive him to hockey tournaments in Tyumen.[2] Panarin attended the Traktor Ice Hockey school in Chelyabinsk, where he trained six days a week for six months a year.[2]

Playing career[edit]

KHL[edit]

Panarin was not selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and began his professional hockey career in the Kontinental Hockey League with HC Vityaz.[3] Midway through the 2012–13 season, Panarin was traded by Vityaz after producing 18 points in 40 games to SKA Saint Petersburg in exchange for a draft pick on 31 January 2013.[4] Panarin tallied 26 goals and 62 points in 54 appearances for St. Petersburg during the 2014–15 season. He played a significant role in the team's championship run, registering 20 points in 20 postseason games.[5] He was named to the KHL first all-star team in 2014–15.[6]

NHL[edit]

Chicago Blackhawks[edit]

Panarin signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on 29 April 2015.[7] He scored his first career NHL goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the first game for the Blackhawks.[8] On 17 February 2016, Panarin scored his first career NHL hat trick against the New York Rangers.[9] Panarin appeared in 80 games for the Blackhawks during the 2015–16 season, during which he recorded 30 goals and 47 assists. He led all rookies with 77 points, which also ranked within top ten among all skaters for the season.[10] Panarin found instant chemistry with Patrick Kane and fellow-Russian Artem Anisimov on the Blackhawks’ second line. Kane, who was the NHL’s MVP and leading scorer in 2015–16, cited Panarin as a major contributor to his success.[11]

Panarin scored his first NHL playoff goal in game two of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs against the St. Louis Blues on 15 April.[12] During the playoffs, he had a total of seven points.[13] Panarin was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie, at the 2016 NHL Awards on 22 June.[14] Panarin was also awarded the 2015–16 Kharlamov Trophy, given to the best professional Russian hockey player by the Russian Hall of Fame.[15] He also earned a $2.55 million bonus as part of his contract for finishing the season in the top ten among forwards in scoring.[16]

In the 2016–17 season, Panarin consolidated upon his rookie season, continuing his offensive role playing alongside Kane. On November 9, 2016, Panarin recorded his first career Gordie Howe hat trick against the St. Louis Blues.[17] On December 28, 2016, the Blackhawks and Panarin agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $12 million.[18][19] He completed his second North American season scoring a career best 31 goals in collecting 74 points in 82 games and was named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team.

Columbus Blue Jackets[edit]

On 23 June 2017, the Blackhawks traded Panarin to the Columbus Blue Jackets along with Tyler Motte and a sixth-round pick in 2017 in exchange for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round pick in 2018.[20]

Panarin had a record-tying achievement of picking up five primary assists in one game on December 8, 2017, to help beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3.[21]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing  Russia
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Czech Republic
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Russia
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 United States

Junior[edit]

Panarin was part of the Russian men's under 20 team that won a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Russia was trailing Canada 3–0 in third period of the championship game. Panarin made it 3–1 with 17:27 remaining on the clock in the third period and ignited a comeback. He would go on to score the game winner with 4:38 left on route to a 5–3 win.

Senior[edit]

Panarin made his senior team debut, when he was included on the roster, in one of the rounds of EuroHockeyTour in the 2013–14 season.

Panarin's was selected to the top senior squad for Russia's hockey team in the 2015 IIHF World Championship, earning a silver medal. He recorded up 10 points in 10 games. He also played in the 2016 IIHF World Championship, where Russia earned a bronze medal. Early in the tournament coach Oleg Znarok formed a highly productive line of Panarin (six goals and nine assists) and his former SKA Saint Petersburg teammates Vadim Shipachyov (six goals and 12 assists) and Evgenii Dadonov (six goals and seven assists). Panarin, Shipachyov, and Dadonov finished as the top three scorers of the tournament.[22]

Panarin represented Russia at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Panarin moved to the United States in August 2015 after joining the Chicago Blackhawks. Panarin did not speak English at the time, and moved in with a Russian-born family who were Chicago residents. The family helped Panarin transition to his new surroundings and culture. Panarin also has a personal translator who helps him conduct interviews before and after games.[24] His fellow Russian teammates, Viktor Tikhonov, who briefly played with the Blackhawks in 2015, and Artem Anisimov also helped Panarin understand English while playing hockey.[25] Panarin was affectionately nicknamed the "Bread Man", a reference to the Panera Bread restaurant chain, by his teammates and coaches on the Blackhawks.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 5 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Russkie Vityazi MHL 38 20 24 44 55 3 1 2 3 0
2009–10 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 20 1 8 9 16
2010–11 Russkie Vityazi MHL 13 5 12 17 22
2010–11 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 40 5 16 21 8
2011–12 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 38 12 14 26 49
2011–12 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 12 1 4 5 4 4 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 40 11 7 18 22
2012–13 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 3 0 1 1 2 14 2 7 9 0
2013–14 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 51 20 20 40 30 4 0 0 0 2
2014–15 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 54 26 36 62 37 20 5 15 20 4
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 30 47 77 32 7 2 5 7 14
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 31 43 74 21 4 0 1 1 0
KHL totals 263 76 107 183 170 42 7 22 29 6
NHL totals 162 61 90 151 53 11 2 6 8 14

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Russia WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 3 2 5 4
2015 Russia WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 5 5 10 4
2016 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 6 9 15 4
2016 Russia WCH 4th 4 1 1 2 4
2017 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 4 13 17 4
Junior totals 7 3 2 5 4
Senior totals 33 16 28 44 16

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
KHL
All-Star Game 2015*
First All-Star Team 2015
Gagarin Cup (SKA Saint Petersburg) 2015
NHL
All-Rookie Team 2016
Calder Memorial Trophy 2016
Second All-Star Team 2017
International
WC Top 3 player on Team 2015, 2017
WC All-Star Team 2017
WC Best Forward 2017

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "PANARIN'S GRANDFATHER: KORKINO CITY DREAMS ABOUT THE STANLEY CUP". Russian Ice Hockey. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  3. ^ Morreale, Mike (2015-11-24). "Blackhawks' Panarin early leader for Calder Trophy". NHL. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
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  6. ^ "Artemi Panarin". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  7. ^ Neveau, James (2015-04-29). "Blackhawks Sign Russian Standout Artem Panarin". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  8. ^ "BLACKHAWKS: ARTEMI PANARIN LOCKS IN FIRST GOAL OF 2015–16 SEASON". Comcast SportsNet Chicago. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  9. ^ Kuc, Chris (2016-02-17). "Artemi Panarin hat trick lifts Blackhawks to 5–3 victory over Rangers". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  10. ^ Leahy, Sean (2016-05-02). "Calder Trophy Finalists: Gostisbehere vs. McDavid vs. Panarin". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  11. ^ "Kane to be first American to win Art Ross Trophy". NHL.com. 2016-04-09. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  12. ^ Korac, Louie (2016-04-15). "Keith helps Blackhawks tie series with Blues". NHL.com. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
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  18. ^ "Blackhawks ink Panarin to two-year extension". The Sports Network (TSN). 2016-12-28. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  19. ^ Powers, Scott (2016-12-28). "Breaking news: Artemi Panarin, Blackhawks agree to contract extension". The Athletic. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  20. ^ Lazerus, Mark (2017-06-23). "Blackhawks deal Panarin for Saad; ship Hjalmarsson to Arizona". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  21. ^ Associated Press (8 December 2017). "Panarin picks up 5 primary assists as Blue Jackets beat Devils". Sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  22. ^ Gao, Emerald (2016-05-22). "World Championship: Pokka earns silver, Panarin claims bronze". blackhawks.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  23. ^ Ossipov, Vassili (2016-02-11). "Youthful boost likely for Team Russia". NHL.com. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
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  26. ^ Hine, Chris (2015-10-08). "Blackhawks rookie Artemi 'Bread Man' Panarin is quickly on the rise". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Aaron Ekblad
Winner of the Calder Trophy
2016
Succeeded by
Auston Matthews