Ice hockey player
| 3 November 1982 (age 33)
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (1982-11-03) |
Ak Bars Kazan
Avangard Omsk (KHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
3rd overall, 2001
Tampa Bay Lightning
Elizaveta Svitova, Alexander Svitov
Russian National Ice Hockey Team (#15 / Forward)
Alexander Svitov Wikipedia
Alexander Nikolayevich Svitov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Свитов; born 3 November 1982) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently Captaining Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Svitov was drafted in the first round, third overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut with the Lightning in the 2002–03 season, appearing in 63 games and recording eight points. During the 2003–04 season, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Darryl Sydor.
During the 2005–06 season, Svitov returned to Russia and played for his hometown, Avangard Omsk, in the Russian Superleague (RSL). In the following 2006–07 season, Svitov returned to the Blue Jackets and played in a career high 76 games, scoring 18 points.
On 17 August 2007, Svitov effectively ended his NHL career in signing a three-year contract with Avangard Omsk, after signing a two-year contract with the Blue Jackets on 2 July.
Svitov is IIHF World U20 Championship all-time statistical leader in penalty minutes with 101 minutes in 11 games.