Sergei Plotnikov

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Sergei Plotnikov
Sergei Plotnikov 2015-10-28 1.JPG
Plotnikov in 2015 with the Pittsburgh Penguins
Born (1990-06-03) 3 June 1990 (age 27)
Komsomolsk-on-Amur,
Russian SFSR, URS
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
SKA Saint Petersburg
Amur Khabarovsk
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Pittsburgh Penguins
Arizona Coyotes
National team  Russia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Sergei Sergeyevich Plotnikov (Russian: Сергей Сергеевич Плотников; born 3 June 1990) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Plotnikov previously played in the KHL with Amur Khabarovsk and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.[1] He has played briefly in the National Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Arizona Coyotes.

Playing career[edit]

Sergei Plotnikov 2012-01-31 1.JPG

Plotnikov was not drafted by any NHL team. On 1 July 2015, Plotnikov bought out the final year of his contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.[2]

In his first North American season in 2015–16, Plotnikov scored just two points in 32 games. From December 2015 on, he was a healthy scratch for almost two months. Displeased with his lack of playing time, Plotnikov requested a trade and was subsequently traded to the Arizona Coyotes on 29 February 2016, in exchange for Matthias Plachta and a conditional seventh round draft pick in 2016, dependent on if the Coyotes resigned him.[3] Plotnikov's struggles continued with the Coyotes, unable to find his offensive touch with 1 assist from 13 games.[4][5]

As a free agent from the Coyotes and with little success in the NHL, Plotnikov returned to Russia in agreeing to a two-year KHL contract with SKA Saint Petersburg on 1 July 2016.[6]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Belarus
Silver medal – second place 2015 Czech Republic
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Russia
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Germany/France

Plotnikov won a gold medal with Russia at the 2014 World Championship. He finished the tournament third overall in scoring.[citation needed]

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 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 43 6 6 12 30
2010–11 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 45 5 8 13 36
2010–11 Amurskie Tigry MHL 16 12 22 34 32 8 1 5 6 47
2011–12 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 53 13 7 20 70 4 0 0 0 8
2011–12 Amurskie Tigry MHL 1 1 2 3 0
2012–13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 50 14 16 30 54 5 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 53 15 20 35 88 18 4 10 14 30
2014–15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 56 15 21 36 71 5 1 0 1 33
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 32 0 2 2 20
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 13 0 1 1 4
2016–17 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 46 11 18 29 53 15 3 3 6 14
KHL totals 346 79 96 175 402 47 9 15 24 89
NHL totals 45 0 3 3 24

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Russia WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 6 6 12 12
2015 Russia WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 1 1 2 2
2016 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 4
2017 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 3 4 7 10
Senior totals 37 10 12 22 28

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
KHL
All-Star Game 2013, 2015
Gagarin Cup (SKA Saint Petersburg) 2017 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lokomotiv Yaroslavl's 2013–14 Roster". hockeydb.com. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Penguins sign forward Sergei Plotnikov". Pittsburgh Penguins. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Coyotes acquire Plotnikov from Penguins". The Sports Network. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  4. ^ "Pittsburgh Penguins Stats - 2015-16". ESPN. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Arizona Coyotes Stats - 2015-16". ESPN. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "SKA has signed a contract with Sergei Plotnikov" (in Russian). SKA St. Petersburg. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Metallurg Magnitogorsk 3 SKA St. Petersburg 5". Kontinental Hockey League. 2017-04-16. Retrieved 2017-04-16. 

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