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Artemi Sergeyevich Panarin (Russian: Арте́мий Серге́евич Пана́рин; born 30 October 1991), nicknamed the "Bread Man", is a Russian professional ice hockey winger who currently is playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets.

Artemi Panarin
Artemi Panarin 3.JPG
Panarin with the Russian national ice hockey team in 2016
Born (1991-10-30) 30 October 1991 (age 27)
Korkino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Vityaz Chekhov
Ak Bars Kazan
SKA Saint Petersburg
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  Russia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Originally an undrafted player, Panarin would begin his professional career playing in the Kontinental Hockey League in his native Russia. In 2015, Panarin made his NHL debut after signing an entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. Panarin would go on to win the Calder Memorial Trophy in the 2015–16 season as the league's top rookie.

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Early lifeEdit

Panarin was born and raised in Korkino. He developed an early interest in ice skating.[1] His maternal grandfather, a former amateur hockey player, encouraged Panarin to play hockey when he was five years old.[2] He helped train Panarin and would often drive him to hockey tournaments in Tyumen.[2] Panarin attended the Traktor Ice Hockey school in Chelyabinsk, where he trained six days a week for six months a year.[2]

Playing careerEdit

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Panarin was not selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and began his professional hockey career in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with HC Vityaz.[3] On 31 January 2013, having produced 18 points in 40 games, Panarin was traded to SKA Saint Petersburg in exchange for a draft pick.[4] In the 2014–15 season, Panarin recorded 26 goals and 62 points in 54 appearances for SKA. He played a significant role in the team's championship run, scoring 20 points in 20 playoff games.[5] He was named to the KHL first all-star team for the 2014–15 season.[6]

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Chicago BlackhawksEdit

On 29 April 2015, Panarin signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.[7] He scored his first career NHL goal on 7 October 2015 against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, the first goal scored by the Blackhawks in their first game of the 2015–16 season.[8] On 17 February 2016, in another game against the Rangers, Panarin scored his first career NHL hat-trick.[9] He appeared in 80 games for the Blackhawks during the 2015–16 season and recorded 30 goals and 47 assists for 77 points, which led all NHL rookies and ranked within the top-ten amongst all NHL skaters.[10] Panarin found instant chemistry with Patrick Kane and fellow Russian Artem Anisimov on the Blackhawks' second line. Kane, who was the NHL's MVP and leading scorer in 2015–16, cited Panarin as a major contributor to his success.[11]

Panarin scored his first Stanley Cup playoff goal on 15 April in Game 2 of the 2016 playoffs against the St. Louis Blues.[12] During the playoffs, he registered seven points.[13] Panarin was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie, at the 2016 NHL Awards on 22 June.[14] Panarin was also awarded the 2015–16 Kharlamov Trophy, given to the best professional Russian hockey player by the Russian Hall of Fame.[15] He also earned a $2.55 million bonus pursuant to his contract for finishing the season in the top-ten among forwards in scoring.[16] Panarin expressed his gratitude to Kane for helping him reach his contract incentives by gifting him a luxury watch.[17]

In the 2016–17 season, Panarin consolidated upon his rookie season, continuing his offensive role playing alongside Kane. On 9 November 2016 in a game against the St. Louis Blues, Panarin recorded his first career Gordie Howe hat-trick.[18] On 26 December, Panarin signed a new two-year, $12 million contract with Chicago effective for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons.[19][20] He completed his second North American season scoring a career-best 31 goals in collecting 74 points in 82 games and was named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team.

Columbus Blue JacketsEdit

On 23 June 2017, Panarin was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets (along with Tyler Motte and a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft) in exchange for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.[21]

Panarin had a record-tying achievement of picking up five primary assists in one game on 8 December 2017 to help Columbus defeat the New Jersey Devils 5–3.[22] On 20 March 2018, Panarin scored his second career hat-trick (and added an assist) to clinch a 5–3 Columbus win over the New York Rangers.[23] On 3 April, Panarin surpassed the Blue Jackets' franchise points record after scoring 80 points in 80 games.[24]

New York RangersEdit

On 1 July, 2019, Panarin signed a seven-year, $81.5 million contract with the New York Rangers, worth an annual average of $11.642 million.[25]

International playEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   Russia
World Championships
  2015 Czech Republic
  2016 Russia
  2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
  2011 United States

JuniorEdit

Panarin was part of the Russian men's junior team that won a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Russia was trailing Canada 3–0 in third period of the championship game; Panarin made the score 3–1 with 17:27 remaining in the third period to prompt a Russia comeback. He would go on to score the game winner with 4:38 left to play en route to a 5–3 Russia win.

SeniorEdit

Panarin made his Russian senior team debut, when he was included on the roster, in one of the rounds of EuroHockeyTour in the 2013–14 season.

Panarin's was selected to the top senior squad for Russia's hockey team in the 2015 IIHF World Championship, earning a silver medal. He recorded ten points in ten games. He also played in the 2016 IIHF World Championship, where Russia earned a bronze medal. Early in the tournament, head coach Oleg Znarok formed a highly-productive line of Panarin (six goals and nine assists) and his former SKA Saint Petersburg teammates Vadim Shipachyov (6 goals and 12 assists) and Evgenii Dadonov (six goals and seven assists). Panarin, Shipachyov and Dadonov finished as the top three scorers of the tournament.[26]

Panarin represented Russia at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.[27]

Personal lifeEdit

Panarin moved to the United States in August 2015 after joining the Chicago Blackhawks. He did not speak English at the time and moved in with a Russian-born family who were Chicago residents. The family helped Panarin transition to his new surroundings and culture. Panarin also has a personal translator who helps him conduct interviews before and after games.[28] His fellow Russian teammates, Viktor Tikhonov, who briefly played with the Blackhawks in 2015, and Artem Anisimov also helped Panarin understand English while playing in North America.[29] Panarin was affectionately nicknamed the "Bread Man", a reference to the Panera Bread restaurant chain, by his teammates and coaches on the Blackhawks.[30][31][32]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 5 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Russkie Vityazi MHL 38 20 24 44 55 3 1 2 3 0
2009–10 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 20 1 8 9 16
2010–11 Russkie Vityazi MHL 13 5 12 17 22
2010–11 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 40 5 16 21 8
2011–12 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 38 12 14 26 49
2011–12 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 12 1 4 5 4 4 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 40 11 7 18 22
2012–13 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 3 0 1 1 2 14 2 7 9 0
2013–14 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 51 20 20 40 30 4 0 0 0 2
2014–15 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 54 26 36 62 37 20 5 15 20 4
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 30 47 77 32 7 2 5 7 14
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 31 43 74 21 4 0 1 1 0
2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 27 55 82 26 6 2 5 7 6
2018–19 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 28 59 87 23 10 5 6 11 0
KHL totals 263 76 107 183 170 42 7 22 29 6
NHL totals 322 116 204 320 102 27 9 17 26 20

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Russia WJC   7 3 2 5 4
2015 Russia WC   10 5 5 10 4
2016 Russia WC   10 6 9 15 4
2016 Russia WCH 4th 4 1 1 2 4
2017 Russia WC   9 4 13 17 4
Junior totals 7 3 2 5 4
Senior totals 33 16 28 44 16

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
KHL
All-Star Game 2015*
First All-Star Team 2015
Gagarin Cup (SKA Saint Petersburg) 2015
NHL
All-Rookie Team 2016
Calder Memorial Trophy 2016
Second All-Star Team 2017
International
WC Top 3 player on Team 2015, 2017
WC All-Star Team 2017
WC Best Forward 2017

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c "PANARIN'S GRANDFATHER: KORKINO CITY DREAMS ABOUT THE STANLEY CUP". Russian Ice Hockey. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  3. ^ Morreale, Mike (24 November 2015). "Blackhawks' Panarin early leader for Calder Trophy". NHL. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Panarin moved to SKA" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. ^ Clinton, Jared (30 April 2016). "KHL standout Artemi Panarin to sign with Blackhawks, but it's NHL or bust". The Hockey News. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Artemi Panarin". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  7. ^ Neveau, James (29 April 2015). "Blackhawks Sign Russian Standout Artem Panarin". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  8. ^ "BLACKHAWKS: ARTEMI PANARIN LOCKS IN FIRST GOAL OF 2015–16 SEASON". Comcast SportsNet Chicago. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  9. ^ Kuc, Chris (17 February 2016). "Artemi Panarin hat trick lifts Blackhawks to 5–3 victory over Rangers". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
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  11. ^ "Kane to be first American to win Art Ross Trophy". NHL.com. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  12. ^ Korac, Louie (15 April 2016). "Keith helps Blackhawks tie series with Blues". NHL.com. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  13. ^ Hawley, Larry (2 May 2016). "Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin named a finalist for the NHL's Calder Trophy". WGN. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
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  15. ^ Roumeliotis, Charlie (20 August 2016). "BLACKHAWKS' ARTEMI PANARIN NAMED BEST RUSSIAN PLAYER IN 2015–16". CSN Chicago. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  16. ^ Lazerus, Mark (13 April 2016). "Bowman on Panarin's bonus: 'We were certainly rooting for him'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  17. ^ Lieser, Jason (24 January 2019). "Blackhawks star Patrick Kane: It 'would be fun' to reunite with Artemi Panarin". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
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  22. ^ Associated Press (8 December 2017). "Panarin picks up 5 primary assists as Blue Jackets beat Devils". Sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
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  29. ^ Larkin, Matt (10 February 2015). "KHL exodus: Viktor Tikhonov, Artemi Panarin to play in NHL next season?" [KHL exodus: Viktor Tikhonov, Artemi Panarin to play in NHL next season?]. The Hockey News. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Aaron Ekblad
Winner of the Calder Trophy
2016
Succeeded by
Auston Matthews