Alexander Svitov

Alexander Nikolayevich Svitov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Свитов; born 3 November 1982) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Alexander Svitov
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Born (1982-11-03) 3 November 1982 (age 37)
Omsk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Avangard Omsk
Tampa Bay Lightning
Columbus Blue Jackets
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Ak Bars Kazan
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2001
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1997–present

Playing careerEdit

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.[1]

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.

After a three season stint with Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Svitov moved to Ak Bars Kazan as a free agent in the 2013–14 season. Svitov Captained Ak Bars in 5 of his 6 seasons with the club, winning the Gagarin Cup in the 2017–18 season.[2]

On 15 June 2019, Svitov extended his professional career, agreeing to a one-year contract as a free agent with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.[3]

International playEdit

Svitov is IIHF World U20 Championship all-time statistical leader in penalty minutes with 101 minutes in 11 games.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Metallurg Magnitogorsk-2 RUS-3 4 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Avangard Omsk-2 RUS-4 27 15 8 23 20
1998–99 Avangard Omsk RSL 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Avangard Omsk-2 RUS-3 14 13 9 22 62
1999–00 Avangard Omsk RSL 18 3 3 6 45 6 1 0 1 16
2000–01 Avangard Omsk RSL 32 6 6 12 111 14 2 1 3 34
2001–02 CSKA Moscow-2 RUS-3 2 1 0 1 2
2001–02 Avangard Omsk RSL 3 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 11 4 5 9 17
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 4 4 8 58 7 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 30 9 9 18 79
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 0 3 3 4
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 29 2 6 8 16
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 69 19 23 42 200
2005–06 Avangard Omsk RSL 32 3 7 10 142 13 4 2 6 10
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 76 7 11 18 145
2007–08 Avangard Omsk RSL 54 10 10 20 140 4 0 3 3 10
2008–09 Avangard Omsk KHL 32 8 8 16 86 6 1 0 1 41
2009–10 Avangard Omsk KHL 44 7 16 23 95 3 1 0 1 4
2010–11 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 39 9 9 18 44 20 5 3 8 20
2011–12 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 42 10 9 19 40 6 1 2 3 29
2012–13 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 27 7 3 10 41 14 3 2 5 10
2013–14 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 50 8 6 14 41 6 1 3 4 18
2014–15 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 47 9 11 20 35 20 4 4 8 8
2015–16 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 47 8 6 14 47 7 0 1 1 6
2016–17 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 57 12 15 27 84 10 2 2 4 6
2017–18 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 40 5 5 10 98 19 1 3 4 8
2018–19 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 28 1 7 8 14 2 0 0 0 10
2018–19 Bars Kazan VHL 3 3 0 3 0
2019–20 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 40 2 10 12 32 6 0 0 0 8
NHL totals 179 13 24 37 223 7 0 0 0 6
KHL totals 493 86 106 192 657 119 19 20 39 168

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Russia WJC18   6 3 5 8 8
2001 Russia WJC 7th 6 0 1 1 58
2002 Russia WJC   5 2 2 3 43
2012 Russia WC   10 0 0 0 4
2013 Russia WC 6th 5 1 2 3 4
Junior totals 17 5 8 13 109
Senior totals 15 1 2 3 8

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
KHL
Gagarin Cup (Salavat Yulaev Ufa) 2011
Gagarin Cup (Ak Bars Kazan) 2018 [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lightning give up Svitov". ESPN. 28 January 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Ak Bars extend contracts of five". Ak Bars Kazan. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Alexander Svitov has signed a contract with Lokomotiv" (in Russian). Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Ak Bars wins the Gagarin Cup". Kontinental Hockey League. 22 April 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nikita Alexeev
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
2001
Succeeded by
Andy Rogers