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Andrei Zyuzin
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Born January 21, 1978 (1978-01-21) (age 41)
Ufa, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
UKR team
Former teams
Bilyi Bars
Rubin Tyumen
EC KAC
EHC Biel
Mytishi Khimik
Calgary Flames
Minnesota Wild
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Blackhawks
SKA St. Petersburg
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1996
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1997–present

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 CareerEdit

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.

On June 22, 2007, Andrei was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks along with Steve Marr in exchange for Adrian Aucoin and Chicago's seventh-round choice (C.J. Severyn) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 17 4 5 9 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
1998–99 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 23 2 12 14 42
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 34 2 9 11 33
2000–01 Detroit Vipers IHL 2 0 1 1 0
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
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 66 4 12 16 34 18 0 1 1 14
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 65 8 13 21 48
2004–05 Salavat Yulaev Ufa RSL 14 2 2 4 6
2004–05 Severstal Cherepovets RSL 10 2 1 3 6
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 57 7 11 18 50
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 49 1 5 6 30 5 1 0 1 2
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 32 2 3 5 38
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
2011–12 EHC Biel SWI 13 0 2 2 16
2011–12 Klagenfurt AC AUS 5 1 0 1 2 6 0 2 2 4
2012–13 Rubin Tyumen VHL 2 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 496 38 82 120 446 29 2 1 3 30

International PlayEdit

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Russia WJC Template:Bronze3 7 1 4 5 2
1997 Russia WJC Template:Bronze3 6 1 1 2 6