December 20, 1978|
Voskresensk, Russian SFSR,
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)|
162nd overall, 1998|
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.
Career[change | change source]
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.
He came back to North America after the lockout and signed a four-year deal with the Canadiens on May 28, 2007.
He became a Canadian citizen on July 16, 2010.
He signed a three-year deal with the Canadiens on June 23, 2011.
References[change | change source]
- "One-on-one with Habs' Andrei Markov". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 2013-12-22.
- "Canadiens sign Markov to four-year contract". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 2013-12-22.
- "Habs' Defenceman Markov Becomes Canadian Citizen". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
- "Habs sign Andrei Markov to a three-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
- "Canadiens opt for four alternate captains this season". NHL. Retrieved 2015-3-20. Check date values in: