Andrei Markov (ice hockey)

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Andrei Markov
Andrei Markov - Montreal Canadiens.jpg
Markov with the Montreal Canadiens in January 2015
Born (1978-12-20) December 20, 1978 (age 42)
Voskresensk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
KHL team
Former teams
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

Khimik Voskresensk
Dynamo Moscow
Montreal Canadiens
Vityaz Chekhov
Ak Bars Kazan
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 162nd overall, 1998
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1995–2020

Andrei Viktorovich Markov (born December 20, 1978) is a former Russian-Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He played 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 December 22, 2013.
  2. "Canadiens sign Markov to four-year contract". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  3. "Habs' Defenceman Markov Becomes Canadian Citizen". The Sports Network. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  4. "Habs sign Andrei Markov to a three-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  5. "Canadiens opt for four alternate captains this season". NHL. Retrieved March 20, 2015.

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