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Artem Anisimov
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Born May 24, 1988 (1988-05-24) (age 29)
Yaroslav, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team Template:Country data Russia
NHL Draft 54th overall, 2006
New York Rangers
Playing career 2005–present

Artem Anisimov (born Artem Alekseevich Anisimov on May 24, 1988) is a Russian professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Artem is a product of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey school. He made his semi-professional debut on their junior farm club, Lokomotiv 2, during the 2004–05 season before joining the senior team in the 2005–06 season.

Artem was drafted 54th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

On August 2, 2007, Artem signed his first contract with the Rangers, and played with the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Hartford Wolf Pack for the 2008–09 season.

On January 23, 2009, it was announced that Artem had been 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 February 1, 2009, Artem was recalled by the Rangers for the first time in his career after posting 21 goals and 29 assists for 50 points with the Wolf Pack. On February 3, 2009, he made his NHL debut against the Atlanta Thrashers at Madison Square Garden.

On October 11, 2009, Artem scored his first career NHL goal against Jean-Sebastien Giguere of the Anaheim Ducks in a 3–0 win. After becoming a restricted free agent, he re-signed with the Rangers to a two-year, $3.75 million deal on July 8, 2011.

After one season of the contract, Artem (along with Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and a first round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft) were traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and a 2013 conditional third round pick.

On June 26, 2013, Artem signed a three-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets for $3.28-million per year, but on June 30, 2015, he and his fellow teammates Jeremy Morin, Marko Dano and Corey Tropp, along with Columbus' 2016 4th Round Pick were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and Michael Paliotta.

On July 1, 2015, Artem signed a 5-year, $22.75 million contract extension with the Blackhawks.

On October 9, 2015, he scored the first goal in his first regular season game at Barclays Center against Thomas Greiss of the New York Islanders; the Blackhawks would go on to win the game 3-2 in overtime.

In his first year with the Blackhawks, Artem scored 20 goals to go with 22 assists as the Blackhawks lost in Game 7 of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs to the St. Louis Blues.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 24 3 5 8 10
2005–06 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 10 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 32 15 12 27 28
2006–07 Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl RUS-3 2 2 0 2 0
2006–07 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 39 2 8 10 26 7 3 2 5 4
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 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 36 12 17 29 34
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
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 20 22 42 12 7 3 0 3 2
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 64 22 23 45 30 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 553 128 151 279 168 43 8 9 17 10

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Russia WJC18 5th 6 3 2 5 2
2007 Russia WJC Template:Silver2 6 2 1 3 4
2008 Russia WJC Template:Bronze3 7 1 3 4 6
2010 Russia WC Template:Silver2 9 1 2 3 6
2013 Russia WC 6th 8 0 1 1 6
2014 Russia OG 5th 5 0 0 0 2
2014 Russia WC Template:Goca 10 1 3 4 2
2015 Russia WC Template:Silver2 10 1 3 4 4
2016 Russia WCH 4th 4 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 19 6 6 12 12
Senior totals 46 3 10 13 22

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Template:Country data RUS Russia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2010 Germany
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2008 Czech Republic
Silver 2007 Sweden

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