Maxim Shalunov

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Maxim Shalunov
Born (1993-01-31) 31 January 1993 (age 24)
Chelyabinsk, Russia
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
CSKA Moscow
Traktor Chelyabinsk
Rockford IceHogs
Sibir Novosibirsk
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 109th overall, 2011
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2010–present

Maxim Shalunov (born 31 January 1993) is a Russian professional ice hockey player with the HC CSKA Moscow 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

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 2013–14 season. He started the season with the Rockford IceHogs, the Blackhawks' American Hockey League affiliate.[2] After registering four assists in twenty games with Rockford, Shalunov was assigned to the Toledo Walleye, the Blackhawks' ECHL affiliate where he contributed with 18 goals and 34 points in 43 games.

On July 28, 2014, Shalunov returned to his native Russia, signing a one-year contract with HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL.[3]

After the 2016–17 season, his third year with Novosibirsk, Shalunov was traded along with Sergei Shumakov and Konstantin Okulov to CSKA Moscow in exchange for Alexander Sharov and financial compensation on the opening day of free agency on May 1, 2017.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2010–11 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 6 0 1 1 0
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
2012–13 Chelmet Chelyabinsk VHL 19 2 7 9 10 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 20 0 4 4 8
2013–14 Toledo Walleye ECHL 43 18 16 34 19
2014–15 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 33 1 3 4 8 16 4 1 5 4
2014–15 Yermak Angarsk VHL 6 0 3 3 6
2015–16 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 59 18 12 30 32 10 2 4 6 8
2016–17 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 49 19 18 37 26
KHL totals 148 38 34 72 66 26 6 5 11 12
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U20 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Russia
IIHF World U18 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Belarus

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Russia U17 4th 6 1 2 3 10
2010 Russia IH18 5th 4 2 1 3 0
2010 Russia WJC18 4th 7 3 1 4 31
2011 Russia WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 2 1 3 0
2013 Russia WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 2 2 6
Junior totals 29 8 7 15 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maxim Shalunov propsect profile". Elite Prospects. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  2. ^ "IceHogs set opening night roster". Rockford IceHogs. 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Icehogs Offseason Player Tracker". Rockford IceHogs. 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Exchange with CSKA" (in Russian). HC Sibir Novosibirsk. 2017-05-01. Retrieved 2017-05-01. 

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