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Artem Anisimov

Ksenia Anisimova

Playing career

91 kg

National team
1.92 m


ice hockey player

4 million USD (2016)

Artem Anisimov

24 May 1988 (age 36) , Yaroslavl, Soviet Union (

NHL teamFormer teams
Chicago BlackhawksLokomotiv YaroslavlNew York RangersColumbus Blue Jackets

NHL Draft
54th overall, 2006New York Rangers

Current teams
Russian National Ice hockey Team (#42 / Forward), Chicago Blackhawks (Centerman)

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Artem anisimov leaves ice on stretcher

Artem Alekseevich Anisimov (Russian: Артём Алексеевич Анисимов; born 24 May 1988) is A Russian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Anisimov has previously played in the NHL for the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets, the former of which originally selected him in the second round, 54th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.


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Playing career

Artem Anisimov Blackhawks place Artem Anisimov on injured reserve

Anisimov is a product of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey school. He made his semi-professional debut for the organization's junior farm club, Lokomotiv-2, during the 2004–05 Season before joining the senior team in the 2005–06 season. At the end of the campaign, Anisimov was drafted in the second round, 54th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Artem Anisimov Blackhawks Anisimov recovering from high ankle sprain

On 2 August 2007, Anisimov signed his first contract with the Rangers, later joining the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, for the 2008–09 season.

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On 23 January 2009, Anisimov was selected to participate in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic in Worcester, Massachusetts, representing the PlanetUSA team. He scored one goal and assisted on two others, including the game-winner, in a 14–11 PlanetUSA victory over the Canadian All-Stars. On 1 February, Anisimov was called up to the Rangers for the first time in his career after scoring 21 goals and 29 assists for 50 points with the Wolf Pack. He made his NHL debut on 3 February against the Atlanta Thrashers at Madison Square Garden.

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Anisimov scored his first career NHL goal on 11 October 2009, during the 2009–10 season against goaltender Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Anaheim Ducks in a 3–0 Rangers victory.

On 8 July 2011, Anisimov, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Rangers on a two-year, $3.75 million contract. Just one season into his contract, however, Anisimov, along with Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and a first-round draft pick in 2013 (19th overall, used to select Kerby Rychel), were traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and a 2013 conditional third-round pick.

On 26 June 2013, Anisimov signed a three-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets at an annual average value of $3.28 million.

On 30 June 2015, Anisimov, along with Jeremy Morin, Marko Daňo and Corey Tropp, were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta. The next day, on 1 July, Anisimov agreed to a five-year, $22.75 million contract extension with Chicago. His existing contract was set to expire after the 2015–16 season.

On 9 October 2015, Anisimov scored the first goal in the first regular season game at Barclays Center against Thomas Greiss of the New York Islanders; the Blackhawks would go on to win the game 3-2 in overtime. In his first year with the Blackhawks, he scored 20 goals to go with 22 assists as the Blackhawks lost in Game 7 of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs to the St. Louis Blues.

Personal life

Anisimov and his wife, Ksenia have two children: a daughter, Adriana and a son, Artemiy.


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