Dmitri Afanasenkov

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Dmitri Afanasenkov
Born (1980-05-12) May 12, 1980 (age 36)
Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
Kloten Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers
HC Dynamo Moscow
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Traktor Chelyabinsk
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
HK Gomel
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 1998
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2000–2013

Dmitri Anatolyevich Afanasenkov (Russian: Дмитрий Анатольевич Афанасенков; born May 12, 1980) is a Russian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career[edit]

Afanasenkov began his North American ice hockey career after being drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft in the third round, 72nd overall. He started playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for the Moncton Wildcats in his first season, and then for the Sherbrooke Castors in the 1999–2000 and 2000–01 seasons.

Following the 2000–01 season, he was signed by the Lightning. Until the 2003–04 NHL season, he would split his time between the Lightning and their farm team. He would play for one IHL team (the Detroit Vipers) and two AHL teams (the Grand Rapids Griffins and Springfield Falcons).

During the 2003–04 NHL season, his rookie season, he scored six goals and ten assists during the regular season and three points during the Lightning's post season run to the 2004 Stanley Cup.

Following the lockout, he returned to the Lightning, but with the presence of Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, and Brad Richards, he had limited playing time. He did not put up the numbers he could, and so, on December 30, 2006, the Lightning waived him and he was picked up by the Philadelphia Flyers. While in Philadelphia, Afanasenkov picked up the nickname "The Shark", scoring 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists) in 41 games with the Flyers. A pending restricted free agent, he was not tendered a qualifying offer and became an unrestricted free agent. He signed with Dynamo Moscow on August 1, 2007 and signed on 26 September 2009 for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 15 5 5 10 12
1998–99 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 51 23 30 53 22 13 10 6 16 6
1999–00 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 60 56 43 99 70 5 3 2 5 4
2000–01 Detroit Vipers IHL 65 15 22 37 26
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 9 1 1 2 4
2001–02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 18 1 2 3 2
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 28 4 5 9 4
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 41 4 9 13 25
2002–03 Kloten Flyers NLA 5 1 1 2 0
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 71 6 10 16 12 23 1 2 3 6
2004–05 Lada Togliatti RSL 30 2 9 11 12 9 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 68 9 6 15 16 5 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 33 3 3 6 8
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 41 8 7 15 12
2007–08 Dynamo Moscow RSL 45 13 6 19 56
2008–09 Dynamo Moscow KHL 56 19 16 35 40 12 2 3 5 16
2009–10 Dynamo Moscow KHL 6 1 3 4 6
2009–10 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 44 12 9 21 20 8 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 30 7 8 15 18
2011–12 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 14 3 5 8 6
2012–13 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 HK Gomel BHL 5 1 4 5 8 5 1 1 2 4
NHL totals 227 27 27 54 52 28 1 3 4 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Russia EJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 1 2 4
2000 Russia WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 5 1 6 6
2004 Russia WCH 6th 2 1 1 2 0
Junior totals 13 6 2 8 10
Senior totals 2 1 1 2 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
NHL
Stanley Cup (Tampa Bay Lightning) 2004 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afanasenkov signs with Lokomotiv" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Tampa Bay fend off Calgary, wins first Stanley Cup". USA Today. 2004-06-07. Retrieved 2004-06-07. 

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