Danis Zaripov

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Danis Zaripov Dec 2010.jpg
Born (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 37)
Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left wing / Right wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Ak Bars Kazan
Mechel Chelyabinsk
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
National team  Russia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1996–present

Danis Zinnurovich Zaripov (Russian: Данис Зиннурович Зарипов, Tatar: Данис Зиннур улы Зарипов; born 26 March 1981) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Zaripov was also a member of the Russia men's national ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Zaripov won the Gagarin Cup five times (2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018). In 2017, Zaripov was banned from the KHL and IIHF through 2019 for testing positive for pseudoephedrine, an ingredient commonly found in allergy medicine and nasal decongestants. He has expressed interest in playing in the National Hockey League, which does not ban the substance.[1]

He has a son Arthur with his wife, Tatiana, with whom he has been in a relationship since the year 2000.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Mechel Chelyabinsk RUS-2 1 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Mechel Chelyabinsk RUS-2 10 0 0 0 14
1998–99 Swift Current Broncos WHL 62 23 8 31 33 6 0 1 1 6
1999–00 Mechel Chelyabinsk RSL 37 5 6 11 16 3 1 0 1 2
2000–01 Mechel Chelyabinsk RSL 39 9 7 16 18 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 41 3 6 9 14
2002–03 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 48 16 10 26 18 5 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 52 8 5 13 20 8 1 1 2 4
2004–05 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 56 13 12 25 16 4 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 49 14 25 39 36 13 3 5 8 2
2006–07 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 53 32 30 62 30 16 10 7 17 4
2007–08 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 57 21 34 55 38 10 3 6 9 20
2008–09 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 56 34 31 65 26 21 6 10 16 8
2009–10 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 52 16 26 42 58 1 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 40 18 19 37 18 9 4 3 7 2
2011–12 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 53 25 19 44 48 12 4 5 9 4
2012–13 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 46 19 17 36 14 12 4 2 6 8
2013–14 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 53 25 39 64 32 21 11 15 26 34
2014–15 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 60 24 40 64 40 10 5 6 11 2
2015–16 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 60 22 32 54 26 23 6 9 15 14
2016–17 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 56 16 29 45 16 18 15 7 22 18
2017–18 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 13 3 7 10 4 16 2 9 11 0
RSL totals 432 121 135 256 206 62 18 19 37 32
KHL totals 489 202 259 461 282 143 57 68 125 92
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2009 Switzerland
Gold medal – first place 2014 Belarus
Silver medal – second place 2015 Czech Republic

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Russia WC 5th 6 2 3 5 4
2007 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 9 3 9 12 6
2008 Russia WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 8 3 4 7 0
2009 Russia WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 2 2 1 3 0
2010 Russia Oly 6th 4 2 0 2 2
2011 Russia WC 4th 9 1 5 6 0
2014 Russia WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 3 10 13 6
2015 Russia WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1 1 2 3 0
Senior totals 49 17 34 51 18

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
RSL
Champion (Ak Bars Kazan) 2006
Kubok Pervogo Kanala 2006
KHL
All-Star Game 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
First All-Star Team 2009, 2014
Golden Stick (MVP) 2009
Iron Man Award 2009, 2016
Gagarin Cup (Ak Bars Kazan) 2009, 2010, 2018
Gagarin Cup (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) 2014, 2016 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danis Zaripov cleared to pursue NHL contract despite being banned by KHL for doping". ESPN. Associated Press. 2017-08-28. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. ^ "Magnitogorsk wins 2nd Gagarin Cup in 3 years". rt.com. 2016-04-19. Retrieved 2016-04-19.

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