Ruslan Zainullin

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Ruslan Zainullin
Ruslan Zainullin 2011-10-27.JPG
Born (1982-02-14) 14 February 1982 (age 36)
Kazan, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
VHL team
Former teams
Kuban Krasnodar
Ak Bars Kazan
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
HC Dynamo Moscow
HC Spartak Moscow
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
HC CSKA Moscow
NHL Draft 34th overall, 2000
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1999–present

Ruslan Zainullin (born 14 February 1982) is a Russian professional ice hockey center currently playing for Kuban Krasnodar of the Russian second tier Higher Hockey League (VHL). His National Hockey League rights belong to the Calgary Flames.

Playing career[edit]

Zainullin was drafted 34th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft after playing his first professional season in the Russian Super League with Ak Bars Kazan. Despite being drafted in the NHL, Zainullin has never played in the league, opting to remain in Russia.

Playing with HC MVD in 2007–08, he recorded his most prolific season with 23 points in 50 games.

Career statistics[edit]


Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Russia WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 3 4 7 8
2002 Russia WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 13 3 5 8 10


External links[edit]

Media related to Ruslan Zainullin at Wikimedia Commons