Evgeny Artyukhin

Yevgeni Evgenyevich Artyukhin (Russian: Евге́ний Евге́ньевич Артю́хин; born 4 April 1983) is a Russian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently playing for HC Vityaz of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Evgeny Artyukhin
Evgeny Artyukhin - Switzerland vs. Russia, 8th April 2011 (1).jpg
Born (1983-04-04) 4 April 1983 (age 38)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, URS
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 255 lb (116 kg; 18 st 3 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
HC Vityaz
Tampa Bay Lightning
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Avangard Omsk
Anaheim Ducks
Atlanta Thrashers
Atlant Moscow Oblast
CSKA Moscow
SKA Saint Petersburg
Sibir Novosibirsk
Dynamo Moscow
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 94th overall, 2001
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1999–present

Playing careerEdit

After spending most of the 2005–06 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Artyukhin left for Russia after contract negotiations soured with Tampa Bay.

When the 2006–07 season ended with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, Artyukhin rejected a $475,000 contract offer from the Lightning. His agent, Mark Gandler, asked Tampa Bay to trade him, claiming the Lightning were punishing Artyukhin for not resigning a year before. It was believed Artyukhin was seeking a $1 million contract. In 2007–08, he played for CSKA Moscow, recording 9 points and 99 penalty minutes in 23 games. On 7 July 2008, the Lightning signed Artyukhin to a two-year, $1.9 million contract.

On 13 August 2009, Artyukhin was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Drew Miller and a third-round draft pick. On 21 October 2009, Artyukhin was also suspended for three games after slewfooting Dallas Stars' defenceman Matt Niskanen. Although there was no original penalty called by the referees during the match, the NHL suspended him after reviewing the play.[1] Artyukhin later publicly apologized, saying the incident was unintentional.[2]

Evgeny was invited to the 2010 Winter Olympics summer camp for Russian national team, but did not make the final roster cut. On 1 March 2010, he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Nathan Oystrick and a conditional pick.[3]

On 24 April 2011, Artyukhin received a 5+20 minute penalty for his part in a brawl in Euro Hockey Tour.[4][5]

In the 2016–17 season, Artyukin signed a one-year contract to captain Sibir Novosibirsk on June 29, 2016. He appeared in a career-high 54 Kontinental Hockey League games, registering five goals and nine points. After his contract expired, Artyukhin signed a one-year contract with Dynamo Moscow on August 28, 2017.[6]

As a free agent, Artyukhin opted to sit out the entirety of the 2018–19 season. On 17 May 2019, Artyukhin resumed his career in agreeing to a one-year contract with his original club, HC Vityaz.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Artyukhin's father, Evgeny Artyukhin, Sr., and elder brother Sergei were international heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestlers.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Vityaz Podolsk RUS.2 3 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Vityaz Podolsk–2 RUS.3 26 9 8 17 46
2000–01 Vityaz Podolsk RSL 24 0 1 1 14
2001–02 Vityaz Podolsk RUS.2 49 15 7 22 94 14 0 1 1 24
2001–02 Vityaz Podolsk–2 RUS.3 4 3 1 4 6
2002–03 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 53 13 27 40 204 6 1 2 3 29
2003–04 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 6 1 0 1 14
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 36 3 3 6 111
2004–05 Springfield Falcons AHL 62 9 19 28 142
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 4 2 1 3 4
2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 72 4 13 17 90 5 1 0 1 6
2006–07 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 44 5 8 13 183 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Avangard Omsk RSL 19 3 2 5 40
2007–08 CSKA Moscow RSL 23 3 5 8 99 6 4 0 4 6
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 73 6 10 16 151
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 37 4 5 9 41
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 17 5 2 7 31
2010–11 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 26 4 5 9 115 11 2 1 3 26
2011–12 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 47 16 7 23 150 14 1 1 2 40
2012–13 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 30 1 1 2 127 12 3 2 5 10
2013–14 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 46 4 15 19 176
2014–15 CSKA Moscow KHL 48 4 8 12 153 12 2 2 4 16
2015–16 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 35 0 3 3 64
2016–17 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 54 5 4 9 115
2017–18 Dynamo Moscow KHL 42 2 5 7 60
2019–20 HC Vityaz KHL 30 1 2 3 66 4 0 1 1 10
2020–21 HC Vityaz KHL 43 2 2 4 24
NHL totals 199 19 30 49 313 5 1 0 1 6
RSL totals 110 11 16 27 336 7 4 0 4 6
KHL totals 401 39 52 91 1050 53 8 7 15 102

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Russia
World Junior Championships
  2003 Halifax
IIHF U18 Championships
  2001 Helsinki
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Russia WJC18   6 1 1 2 4
2003 Russia WJC   6 1 0 1 10
2011 Russia WC 4th 9 2 1 3 24
Junior totals 12 2 1 3 14
Senior totals 9 2 1 3 24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Artyukhin suspended for hit". ducks.freedomblogging.com. 21 October 2009. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Artyukhin responds to suspension". Insidesocal.com. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Thrashers land Artyukhin from Ducks". NHL. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Artyukhin attacks Finns". 24 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Sinuhe Wallinheimo interview". MTV3. 24 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Artyukhin signs in Dynamo" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Manninen transferred to Salavat; Artyukhin returns to Vityaz" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Sergey Artyukhin biography". sports-reference.com. 4 March 2007. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2007.

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