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.
Anisimov during his time with the Columbus Blue Jackets
24 May 1988|
Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
54th overall, 2006|
New York Rangers
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.
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.
On 8 July 2011, Anisimov, a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Rangers on a two-year, $3.75 million contract. However, just one season into his contract, 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.
Columbus Blue JacketsEdit
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 win 3–2 in overtime. In his first year with the Blackhawks, he produced 20 goals and 22 assists as the Blackhawks lost in Game 7 of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs to the St. Louis Blues.
Anisimov and his wife Ksenia have two children: a daughter, Adriana and a son, Artemiy.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||74||16||27||43||30||5||1||0||1||2|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||80||37||44||81||50||6||2||0||2||0|
|2008–09||New York Rangers||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|2009–10||New York Rangers||NHL||82||12||16||28||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New York Rangers||NHL||82||18||26||44||20||5||1||0||1||0|
|2011–12||New York Rangers||NHL||79||16||20||36||34||20||3||7||10||4|
|2012–13||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||35||11||7||18||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||81||22||17||39||20||6||1||2||3||4|
|2014–15||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||52||7||20||27||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015 Czech Republic|
|World Junior Championships|
|2008 Czech Republic|
- "Rangers call up Anisimov for Game 7". New York Rangers. 27 April 2009. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
- Gross, Andrew (11 October 2009). "Rangers, Valiquette shut down Ducks, 3–0". The Record. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
- "Blue Jackets Ship Nash to Rangers in Blockbuster trade". TSN. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
- "Blue Jackets re-sign Artem Anisimov to three-year contract extension". National Hockey League. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- Peters, Chris (30 June 2015). "Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to Blue Jackets in 7-player deal". CBS Sports. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- "Blackhawks, Anisimov agree to extension". TSN. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
- "Anisimov has hat trick, Blackhawks beat Rangers 6-3". Washington Post. Associated Press. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
- "Artem Anisimov: Five quick facts". thehockeywriters.com. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.