Evgeny Grachyov

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Evgeny Grachyov
Evgeny Grachev Connecticut Whale.jpg
Born (1990-02-21) February 21, 1990 (age 27)
Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Amur Khabarovsk
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Admiral Vladivostok
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
NHL Draft 75th overall, 2008
New York Rangers
Playing career 2008–present

Yevgeni Igorevitch Grachyov[1] (Russian: Евге́ний И́горевич Грачё́в; born February 21, 1990), also known as Evgeny Grachev, is a Russian professional ice hockey centreman currently playing for Amur Khabarovsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[1] He was drafted into the National Hockey League (NHL) by the New York Rangers in 2008, playing for both the Rangers and St. Louis Blues organizations prior to joining the KHL.

Playing career[edit]

Grachyov played one game with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian Superleague (RSL) in the 2007–08 season. He was then selected 75th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on June 21, 2008. He was also drafted 40th overall in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft by the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). After scoring 40 goals and 40 assists for 80 points in 60 games and posting a +48 plus-minus rating, Grachyov was announced as the winner of the Emms Family Award as OHL Rookie of the Year on April 8, 2009.[2]

In the 2009–10 season, Grachyov played with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), the Rangers' top-level minor league affiliate, where he scored 12 goals and 16 assists in his first season as a professional in North America.[3] He was called-up to the Rangers on October 8, 2009, but was later reassigned to Hartford the following day without playing having played a game for New York.[4]

Grachyov was again called up to the Rangers on October 28, 2010, and made his NHL debut against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 29, 2010.[5][6][7] He was returned to Hartford on November 8 after playing six games for the Rangers.[8] On January 23, 2011, he was again promoted to New York, but again sent down for two games with the Connecticut Whale – the Rangers' new AHL affiliate – during the NHL All-Star break.[9][10] He was recalled to the Rangers on January 30, 2011, but returned to the Whale on February 1 without playing another game with the Rangers.[10][11] In 73 games with the Whale in 2010–11, Grachyov scored 16 goals and had 22 assists for 38 total points.[12] He also tied with Pavel Valentenko for the team lead with a plus/minus rating of +21.[12]

On June 25, 2011, Grachyov was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2011.[13] His first NHL point came on an assist in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2011.[14] Grachyov scored his first career NHL goal on December 26 against the Dallas Stars' Andrew Raycroft.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 1 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 30 7 6 13 8
2007–08 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 34 17 20 37 18
2007–08 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Brampton Battalion OHL 60 40 40 80 22 19 11 14 25 4
2009–10 Hartford Wolfpack AHL 80 12 16 28 14
2010–11 Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale AHL 73 16 22 38 21 6 0 2 2 4
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 8 0 0 0 0
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 1 3 4 2
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 39 3 7 10 18
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 76 11 15 26 40
2013–14 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 50 6 11 17 37 3 1 1 2 0
2014–15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 41 2 2 4 11 3 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 59 5 7 12 12
NHL totals 34 1 3 4 2
KHL totals 150 13 20 33 60 6 1 2 3 0

International[edit]

Medal record
Representing Russia Russia
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Canada
IIHF U18 Championships
Silver medal – second place 2008 Russia
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Russia WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 2 3 5 2
2009 Russia WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 2 3 5 4
Junior totals 13 4 6 10 6

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evgeny Grachyov's profile and statistics (also in Russian) at KHL.ru
  2. ^ "Evgeny Grachev named OHL rookie of the year". ontariohockeyleague.com. April 8, 2009. Archived from the original on April 13, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Grachev assigned to Hartford". New York Rangers. September 27, 2009. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Rangers return Grachev to Hartford". National Hockey League. Retrieved October 14, 2009. 
  5. ^ "New York Rangers transactions". Yahoo!. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Rangers call up Grachev from Hartford". nhl.com. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ Zipay, S. "Grachev makes NHL debut for Rangers". Newsday. Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Rangers return Grachev to Hartford". nhl.com. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Del Zotto, Grachev up from Whale". nhl.com. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Rangers Recall Del Zotto, Grachev, Newbury". nhl.com. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Grachev returned to Connecticut". nhl.com. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Connecticut Whale 2010–11 Individual Stats". Connecticut Whale. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  13. ^ Astorian, Laura. "Blues Acquire Evgeny Grachev From New York Rangers For 72nd Overall Pick". SB Nation. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Evgeny Grachev Game Log". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Taylor Hall
Winner of the Emms Family Award
2008–09
Succeeded by
Matt Puempel