|Born||January 21, 1978 |
Ufa, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
SKA St. Petersburg
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
|NHL Draft||2nd overall, 1996|
San Jose Sharks
Andrei Zyuzin (born Andrei Yurievich Zyuzin on January 21, 1978) is a Russian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Bilyi Bars of the Ukrainian Hockey Championship.
He formerly played for six different teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). Andrei has played 415 career NHL games, scoring 35 goals and 74 assists for 109 points
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Andrei was drafted 2nd overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
He scored one of the biggest goals in the history of the San Jose Sharks when he took a slapshot from the point to beat Ed Belfour and helped the Sharks take Game 4 in the 1997–1998 Western Conference quarterfinals against the Dallas Stars.
Andrei scored the goal 6:31 into the overtime period and led the Sharks to a 1–0 win.
On April 1, 1999, he was suspended for the remainder of the 1998-1999 NHL season by the Sharks for leaving the team without permission.
On August 4, 1999, Andrei was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with Bill Houlder, Shawn Burr and Steve Guolla in exchange for Niklas Sundstrom and the New York Rangers third-round choice (that was previously acquired and later traded to Chicago who selected Igor Radulov) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Andrei missed the majority of the 1999-2000 NHL season due to a shoulder injury in a game vs the New York Islanders on January 13, 2000.
On November 9, 2001, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Josef Boumedienne, Sascha Goc and the rights to Anton But. On November 2, 2002, Andrei was claimed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.
During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Andrei was signed as a free agent by Ufa in Russia on September 25, 2004. On December 20, 2004, he was signed as a free agent by Cherepovets in Russia.
On July 1, 2006, he was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames. On February 4, 2007, Andrei had the hardest shot in the Calgary Flames skill competition at 99.3 mph.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|1994–95||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||RSL||30||3||0||3||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||RSL||41||6||3||9||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||RSL||32||7||10||17||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||San Jose Sharks||NHL||56||6||7||13||66||6||1||0||1||14|
|1998–99||San Jose Sharks||NHL||25||3||1||4||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||34||2||9||11||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||64||4||16||20||76||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||9||0||2||2||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Albany River Rats||AHL||3||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||New Jersey Devils||NHL||38||1||2||3||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||New Jersey Devils||NHL||1||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||RSL||14||2||2||4||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||SKA St. Petersburg||KHL||36||6||4||10||36||2||0||0||0||4|
|2009–10||SKA St. Petersburg||KHL||53||5||15||20||64||4||0||0||0||2|
|2010–11||SKA St. Petersburg||KHL||12||0||1||1||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||HC VMF St. Petersburg||VHL||8||1||0||1||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Atlant Moscow Oblast||KHL||16||1||1||2||10||12||0||1||1||6|
International Play[edit | edit source]