Andrei Markov

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Andrei Markov
Andrei Markov - Montreal Canadiens.jpg
Born (1978-12-20) December 20, 1978 (age 40)
Voskresensk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
KHL:
Khimik Voskresensk
Dynamo Moscow
Vityaz Chekhov
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 162nd overall, 1998
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1995–present

Andrei Viktorovich Markov (born December 20, 1978) is a Russian-Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) and serves as their alternate captain.

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He was drafted with the 162nd overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Before playing in the NHL, he played 4 seasons in the Russian Superleague with Khimik Voskresensk for 2 seasons and Dynamo Moscow for 2 seasons.

He made his NHL debut with the Canadiens during 2000-01 NHL season. He split his time between both the Canadiens and their AHL affiliate Quebec Citadelles. He earned a permanent spot on the Canadiens roster during the 2001-02 NHL season. He went back to Russia during the 2004-05 NHL lockout to play for his former team Dynamo Moscow.[1]

He came back to North America after the lockout and signed a four-year deal with the Canadiens on May 28, 2007.[2]

He became a Canadian citizen on July 16, 2010.[3]

He signed a three-year deal with the Canadiens on June 23, 2011.[4]

On September 15, 2014, the Canadiens named Markov as one of their alternate captains along with P.K. Subban, Tomas Plekanec, and Max Pacioretty.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "One-on-one with Habs' Andrei Markov". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  2. "Canadiens sign Markov to four-year contract". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  3. "Habs' Defenceman Markov Becomes Canadian Citizen". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  4. "Habs sign Andrei Markov to a three-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  5. "Canadiens opt for four alternate captains this season". NHL. Retrieved 2015-3-20. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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