Viktor Antipin

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Victor Antipin
Viktor Antipin 2.JPG
Born (1992-12-06) 6 December 1992 (age 24)
Oskemen, Kazakhstan
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Sabres
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
National team  Russia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Victor Vladimirovich Antipin (Russian: Виктор Владимирович Антипин; born 6 December 1992) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the son of Vladimir Antipin.

Playing career[edit]

Antipin joined the youth team of Metallurg Magnitogorsk as a 16-year old in the 2008–09 season. He made his debut in the Kontinental Hockey League on the blueline with Magnitogorsk in the 2010–11 season, appearing in 2 games.[1]

After six seasons and two Gagarin Cups with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, following the 2016–17 campaign, Antipin terminated his contract with the club in order to pursue his NHL ambitions on May 1, 2017.[2] He later signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on May 25, 2017.[3]

Antipin played the 2009 World Junior A Challenge where he won the bronze medal with the Russian team.

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 Stalnye Lisy MHL 39 2 9 11 22 5 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Stalnye Lisy MHL 44 4 10 14 68 17 4 2 6 8
2010–11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Stalnye Lisy MHL 40 6 19 25 18 11 2 4 6 0
2012–13 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 50 10 11 21 8 7 1 2 3 0
2013–14 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 45 9 8 17 16 21 4 5 9 25
2014–15 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 54 5 16 21 4 10 2 5 7 0
2015–16 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 56 6 9 15 8 23 3 4 7 8
2016–17 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 59 6 18 24 8 18 7 4 11 2
KHL totals 266 36 62 98 44 79 17 20 37 35
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Czech Republic
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Russia
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Canada

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Russia WJC18 4th 7 1 1 2 6
2012 Russia WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 2 2 2
2015 Russia WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 0 3 3 2
2016 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 1 1 6
2017 Russia WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 0 4 4 0
Junior totals 14 1 3 4 8
Senior totals 26 0 8 8 8

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
MHL
All-Star Game 2011
KHL
All-Star Game 2013
Gagarin Cup (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) 2014, 2016 [4]
Gentleman Award 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Na krásu se nehraje. Dvacítka proti Rusům nezklamala, mistry světa ale neporazila". Hokej.cz. 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Jan Mursak in Torpedo and other transactions" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 2017-05-01. Retrieved 2017-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Sabres sign defenseman Antipin". Buffalo Sabres. 2017-05-25. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Magnitogorsk wins 2nd Gagarin Cup in 3 years". rt.com. 2016-04-19. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 

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