Denis Arkhipov

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Denis Arkhipov
Born (1979-05-19) May 19, 1979 (age 38)
Kazan, Russian SFSR, URS
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
KHL team
Former teams
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Ak Bars Kazan
Nashville Predators
Chicago Blackhawks
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
CSKA Moscow
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 60th overall, 1998
Nashville Predators
Playing career 1996–2013

Denis Mikhailovich Arkhipov (Russian: Дени́с Миха́йлович Архи́пов; born May 19, 1979) is a Russian professional ice hockey player currently playing for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Arkhipov was selected 60th overall in the third round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He was selected as the second choice of the Nashville Predators.

He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut on January 8, 2001 in a 2–1 loss against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver. During this game he notched his first NHL point when he got an assist on a Richard Lintner goal against Bob Essensa. Two days later he scored his first NHL goal in a 5–2 win at the Edmonton Oilers. He scored when he took a Scott Hartnell pass and got it past Tommy Salo. He also got an assist on a Marián Cisár goal to make this his first ever NHL multi-point game.

In the 2001–02 NHL season he played in all 82 games with a career high 42 points. He led the Predators in goals, game-winning goals (6) and shooting percentage (16.9%). That year he centered the "Vowel Line" which also included, Vladimír Országh on right wing, and Martin Erat at left wing. They were called the Vowel Line because their last names all start with vowels.

Arkhipov played the 2004–05 NHL lockout season in the Russian Super League, and remained there for the 2005–06 season before signing as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 6, 2006.

Records[edit]

Youngest player in Predator's franchise history to score 20 goals.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 1 1 0 1 0
1997–98 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 29 2 2 4 2
1998–99 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 34 12 1 13 22 9 2 3 5 6
1999–00 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 32 7 9 16 24 18 5 5 10 6
2000–01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 40 9 4 13 11
2000–01 Nashville Predators NHL 40 6 7 13 4
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 82 20 22 42 16
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 79 11 24 35 32
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 72 9 12 21 22
2004–05 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 45 9 8 17 28 4 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Khimik Moscow Oblast RSL 50 8 8 16 28 9 2 1 3 0
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 10 17 27 54
2007–08 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 56 10 18 28 22 9 1 3 4 6
2008–09 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 56 10 12 22 24 7 1 3 4 8
2009–10 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 55 14 15 29 48 4 1 0 1 4
2011–12 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 54 9 17 26 60
2012–13 CSKA Moscow KHL 8 0 2 2 4
2012–13 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 8 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 352 56 82 138 128
RSL totals 247 49 46 95 126 49 10 12 22 18
KHL totals 181 34 47 81 136 11 2 4 6 12

International[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Russia
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg
Year Team Comp Place GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Russia WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 5 2 7 4
2003 Russia WC 5th 7 2 1 3 12
2006 Russia WC 5th 7 2 4 6 6
Senior Int'l Totals 14 4 5 9 18

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