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).
4 April 1983|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, URS
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||255 lb (116 kg; 18 st 3 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
Atlant Moscow Oblast
SKA Saint Petersburg
94th overall, 2001|
Tampa Bay Lightning
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. Artyukhin later publicly apologized, saying the incident was unintentional.
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.
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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2003–04||Pensacola Ice Pilots||ECHL||6||1||0||1||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||72||4||13||17||90||5||1||0||1||6|
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||73||6||10||16||151||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2015–16||SKA St. Petersburg||KHL||35||0||3||3||64||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
- "Artyukhin suspended for hit". ducks.freedomblogging.com. 21 October 2009. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
- "Artyukhin responds to suspension". Insidesocal.com. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
- "Thrashers land Artyukhin from Ducks". NHL. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
- "Artyukhin attacks Finns". 24 April 2011.
- "Sinuhe Wallinheimo interview". MTV3. 24 April 2011.
- "Artyukhin signs in Dynamo" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
- "Manninen transferred to Salavat; Artyukhin returns to Vityaz" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
- "Sergey Artyukhin biography". sports-reference.com. 4 March 2007. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2007.