Kirill Safronov

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Kirill Safronov
Born (1981-02-26) 26 February 1981 (age 36)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams

Amur Khabarovsk
Sibir Novosibirsk
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Khimik Voskresensk
Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk

NHL
Phoenix Coyotes
Atlanta Thrashers
NHL Draft 19th overall, 1999
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 1996–present

Kirill Alekseevich Safronov (Russian: Кирилл Алексеевич Сафронов; born 26 February 1981) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Amur Khabarovsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Safronov was selected in the first round, 19th overall, by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Drafted from the Russian Superleague's SKA Saint Petersburg, Safronov made his North American debut with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in the 1999–2000 season. After one season with the Remparts, he joined the Coyotes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.

Safronov appeared in one game with the Coyotes during the 2001–02 season before being traded to the Atlanta Thrashers (along with Ruslan Zainullin and a draft pick) in exchange for Darcy Hordichuk and two draft picks.[1] Safronov appeared in two games with the Thrashers in 2001–02, in-between winning the Calder Cup with their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves,[2] and 32 more in 2002–03 season before being traded to the Nashville Predators (along with Simon Gamache) for Ben Simon and Tomáš Klouček. He spent the remainder of the season with the Predators' AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, winning another Calder Cup.[3]

Safronov returned to Russia during the 2004–05 NHL lockout and has played there since.

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 SKA-2 St. Petersburg RUS-3 9 0 0 0 6
1996–97 SKA St. Petersburg RSL 1 0 0 0 0
1997–98 SKA-2 St. Petersburg RUS-3 34 4 3 7 36
1997–98 SKA St. Petersburg RSL 9 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 SKA-2 St. Petersburg RUS-4 4 2 1 3 2
1998–99 SKA St. Petersburg RSL 45 1 3 4 32
1999–00 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 55 11 32 43 95 11 2 4 6 14
2000–01 Springfield Falcons AHL 66 5 13 18 77
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 68 3 19 22 26
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Chicago Wolves AHL 8 0 2 2 2 25 2 6 8 8
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Chicago Wolves AHL 44 4 15 19 29 9 1 2 3 4
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 32 2 2 4 14
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 21 1 4 5 8
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 59 4 16 20 41 21 0 6 6 20
2004–05 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 19 0 1 1 49
2004–05 Khimik Voskresensk RSL 35 5 8 13 34
2005–06 SKA Saint Petersburg RSL 46 1 11 12 40 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 SKA Saint Petersburg RSL 46 2 3 5 68 3 0 0 0 2
2007–08 SKA Saint Petersburg RSL 57 9 14 23 47 9 1 4 5 2
2008–09 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 38 1 8 9 30 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 14 0 1 1 8
2010–11 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 13 0 2 2 12
2010–11 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 16
2011–12 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 48 0 8 8 2 30 4 0 0 16
2012–13 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 15 0 0 0 22
2012-13 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk KHL 16 1 6 7
NHL totals 35 2 2 4 16
KHL totals 126 2 25 27 126 5 0 0 0 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stars, Devils swap star forwards at busy NHL trade deadline". CBC. 2002-03-19. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Scott Kelman
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
1999
Succeeded by
Krystofer Kolanos
Preceded by
Aleksei Volkov
Winner of the Raymond Lagacé Trophy
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Tomáš Malec