31 January 1993 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|HC Sibir Novosibirsk
|NHL Draft||109th overall, 2011
|Competitor for Russia|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF World U20 Championship|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
Maxim Shalunov (born 31 January 1993) is a Russian professional ice hockey player with the HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Shalunov was selected in the 4th round (109th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Shalunov grew up playing youth hockey in Russia.
During the 2010–11 MHL season, Shalunov played with the Belye Medvedi, the Junior Hockey League (MHL) team, which contains hockey players from the school affiliated with the Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL team. He also played six games with Traktor in the KHL during the 2010–11 KHL season.
After being drafted by the Blackhawks, Shalunov returned to Russia and played the 2011–12 MHL season with Belye Medvedi. During the 2012-2013 season, Shalunov's time was divided between Belye Medvedi as well as Traktor's VHL team, Chelmet Chelyabinsk. He also played one game with Traktor.
Shalunov played in North America during the 2013-2014 season. He started the season with the Rockford Icehogs, the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate. After registering four assists in twenty games with Rockford, Shalunov was assigned to the Toledo Walleye, the Blackhawks' ECHL affiliate.
On July 28, 2014, Shalunov signed a one-year contract with Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL.
|2009–10||Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk||MHL||3||2||3||5||12||4||6||1||7||6|
|2010–11||Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk||MHL||39||22||14||36||42||5||1||6||7||2|
|2011-12||Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk||MHL||48||30||30||60||60||6||3||5||8||8|
|2012-13||Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk||MHL||7||3||7||10||6||—||—||—||—||—|