14 February 1982|
Kazan, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
Ak Bars Kazan
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
HC Dynamo Moscow
HC Spartak Moscow
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
HC CSKA Moscow
34th overall, 2000|
Tampa Bay Lightning
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.
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.
- 5 March 2001 - Traded to Phoenix Coyotes by Tampa Bay with Mike Johnson, Paul Mara and New York Islanders' 2nd-round choice (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Matthew Spiller) in 2001 NHL Entry Draft for Nikolai Khabibulin and Stan Neckar.
- 19 March 2002 - Rights traded to Atlanta Thrashers by Phoenix with Kirill Safronov and Phoenix's 4th-round choice (Patrick Dwyer) in 2002 NHL Entry Draft for Darcy Hordichuk and Atlanta's 4th (Lance Monych) and 5th (John Zeiler) round choices in 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
- 15 November 2002 - Traded to Calgary Flames by Atlanta for Marc Savard.
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