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Daniil Yevgenyevich Markov (Russian: Даниил Евгеньевич Марков; born 30 July 1976) is a Russian former professional ice hockey defenceman who enjoyed a nine-year career in the National Hockey League. He also played 11 seasons in the top tier Russian leagues.

Danny Markov
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Born (1976-07-30) 30 July 1976 (age 42)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, URS
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Spartak Moscow
Toronto Maple Leafs
Phoenix Coyotes
Carolina Hurricanes
Philadelphia Flyers
Nashville Predators
Detroit Red Wings
Dynamo Moscow
Vityaz Chekhov
SKA St. Petersburg
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
CSKA Moscow
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 223rd overall, 1995
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1993–2014

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Playing careerEdit

 
Markov, alongside Nicklas Lidström, with the Red Wings.

As a youth, Markov played in the 1990 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Moscow.[1]

Markov began his career in 1993, playing for HC Spartak Moscow in Russia. The Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL drafted him in the 9th round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. However, partway through the 1996–97 season, he left Moscow and began playing for the Maple Leafs' farm team, the St. John's Maple Leafs. He made the jump to the NHL at the end of the 1997–98 season.[citation needed]

After four seasons in Toronto, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Travis Green, Robert Reichel, and Craig Mills. He played two seasons for the Coyotes before joining the Carolina Hurricanes for the 2003–04 season; once again, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Justin Williams partway through the season. On March 5, 2004, he scored the 10,000th goal in Flyers history against Patrick Lalime and the Ottawa Senators during a 5–3 win at the Wachovia Center.[citation needed]

In the time leading up to the 2005–06, the Flyers found themselves in potential trouble with the new salary cap and needed to unload some salary. Thus, they traded Markov to the Nashville Predators for a third round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. On 26 July 2006, the Detroit Red Wings signed Markov as a free agent. Markov then signed a two-year contract with Dynamo Moscow in Russia.[citation needed]

Markov is noted for his toughness. One game which Markov played for the Leafs involved him receiving an injury below his eye which required stitches. He took the stitches without anesthetic in order to keep playing. Markov is also well known for returning to Jaromír Jágr his infamous "goal-salute" after the Maple Leafs knocked the Penguins out of the 1999 NHL playoffs during an Eastern Conference Semi-Finals overtime win.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Spartak Moscow IHL 13 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Spartak Moscow IHL 39 0 1 1 36
1995–96 Spartak Moscow RSL 38 2 0 2 12 2 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Spartak Moscow RSL 39 3 6 9 41
1996–97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 10 2 4 6 18 11 2 6 8 14
1997–98 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 52 3 23 26 124 2 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 2 5 7 28
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 57 4 8 12 47 17 0 6 6 18
1999–2000 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 0 10 10 28 12 0 3 3 10
2000–01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 3 13 16 34 11 1 1 2 12
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 72 6 30 36 67
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 64 4 16 20 36
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 44 4 10 14 37
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 34 2 3 5 58 18 1 2 3 25
2004–05 Vityaz Chekhov RUS II 26 5 7 12 16 12 0 3 3 6
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 58 0 11 11 62 5 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 4 12 16 59 18 0 0 0 13
2007–08 Dynamo Moscow RSL 29 0 4 4 74 9 2 1 3 12
2008–09 Dynamo Moscow KHL 24 3 4 7 12 10 1 4 5 22
2009–10 Dynamo Moscow KHL 42 5 9 14 30 3 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 45 5 8 13 28
2010–11 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 4 0 3 3 2 10 1 3 4 8
2011–12 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 27 0 5 5 39
2011–12 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 10 0 5 5 8 12 3 1 4 4
2012–13 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 43 1 1 2 98
2012–13 CSKA Moscow KHL 4 0 0 0 4 9 0 1 1 0
2013–14 CSKA Moscow KHL 12 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 538 29 118 147 456 81 2 12 14 84
RSL totals 106 5 10 15 127 11 2 1 3 14
KHL totals 211 15 36 51 221 44 5 9 14 38
Medal record
Representing   Russia
Men's ice hockey
  2002 Salt Lake City

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Russia WC 5th 4 0 0 0 0
2002 Russia OG   5 0 1 1 0
2006 Russia OG 4th 8 0 2 2 4
2008 Russia WC   8 0 1 1 2
Senior totals 25 0 4 4 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  2. ^ "Danny Markov returns salute". YouTube. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-04.

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