Playing career1997–present Weight95 kg NameAndrei Zyuzin Career start1997
RoleIce hockey player PositionsDefenseman Height1.85 m ShootsLeft-handed
BornJanuary 21, 1978 (age 37)
Ufa, Soviet Union (1978-01-21) UKR team
Former teamsBilyi Bars
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
SKA St. Petersburg
Salavat Yulaev Ufa NHL Draft2nd overall, 1996
San Jose Sharks
Andrei zyuzin 1998 western conference quarterfinals game four san jose vs dallas
Andrei Yurievich Zyuzin (Russian: Андрей Юрьевич Зюзин; born January 21, 1978) is a Russian professional ice hockey player currently playing for Bilyi Bars of the Ukrainian Hockey Championship. He formerly played for six different teams in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Andrei zyuzin s ot winner against ed belfour and the stars gm4 98 wc qf
Zyuzin was drafted 2nd overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Zyuzin has played 415 career NHL games, scoring 35 goals and 74 assists for 109 points. He was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames on July 1, 2006. On February 4, 2007 in the Calgary Flames skill competition he had the hardest shot at 99.3 mph. Zyuzin 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. Zyuzin scored the goal 6:31 into the overtime period and led the Sharks to a 1–0 win.
On June 22, 2007, Andrei Zyuzin was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks along with Steve Marr for defenceman Adrian Aucoin and the Blackhawks' seventh round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.