Top Andrei Markov News

  • Andrei Markov: Announces retirement

    Markov will call it a career having spent the past three seasons playing in the KHL, Igor Eronko of Sport-Express reports.

    Prior to his return to Russia, Markov spent 16 years playing in the NHL for the Canadiens. In 990 NHL contests, the blueliner racked up 119 goals and 453 helpers, including 294 power-play points. The Russian added another 89 playoff games to his resume but was never able to lift Lord Stanley's cup.

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  • Andrei Markov: Inks with KHL team

    Markov has signed a one-year deal with Lokomotiv Yaroslav of the KHL, reports the Montreal Gazette.

    The 40-year-old defender had hoped to catch on with an NHL squad, but there weren't really any bites. Markov has spent the last two seasons in KHL with Kazan Ak-Bars and put up 14 points (12 assists) in 49 games last season. He played in the NHL for 16 seasons, all with Montreal, and put up 119 goals, 453 assists and 572 points in 990 games.

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  • Andrei Markov: Looking for NHL deal

    Markov is training in Florida in the hope of securing an NHL contract, according to his agent Allan Walsh.

    Markov spent the last two years playing in the KHL for Kazan Ak-Bars, in which he notched seven goals and 40 assists in 104 contests. Prior to his return to Russia, the veteran blueliner played 16 years in the NHL, all for the Habs, and made 990 appearances. While it seems like a longshot the 40-year-old will land a contract right out of the gate, it wouldn't be a shock to see him sign a professional tryout for training camp.

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  • Andrei Markov: Reaches two-year pact with KHL club

    Markov agreed on a two-year deal with AK Bars Kazan of the KHL, Sportsnet reports.

    Markov is said to have chosen that club due to his history with head coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov. Fantasy owners can safely cut bait on Markov in all formats since we hadn't heard of him being linked to any team other than the Habs before he ultimately settled on the KHL deal.

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  • Andrei Markov: Heading back to Russia

    Markov will return to his native Russia and join the KHL for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign.

    Markov told reporters he couldn't imagine playing for any NHL team other than the Canadiens. No doubt the chance of suiting up at the 2018 Winter Olympics -- something he wouldn't be able to do as an NHL player -- factored into the decision as well. After 16 seasons spent only with the Habs, this will likely end the blueliner's NHL career at 990 games, in which he tallied 119 goals, 453 helpers and 505 PIM.

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  • Andrei Markov: Tenure with Habs officially over

    Markov, who has spent 16 years of service time exclusively with the Canadiens, officially will not return to the club for the 2017-18 season.

    The writing was on the wall that Markov would end up walking as an unrestricted free agent once Habs GM Marc Bergevin elected to expose the veteran to the Golden Knights for the expansion draft, and the big boss also courted the likes of Karl Alzner, David Schlemko and Mark Streit in free agency. Assuming that Markov wants to continue his NHL career, he shouldn't have trouble finding a new employer if the asking price is reasonable. He's manufactured 572 points (119 goals, 453 assists) over 990 career contests, and he still averaged 21:50 of ice time last season despite turning 38 years old in December.

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  • Canadiens' Andrei Markov: Tenure with Montreal may be over

    Markov, a pending unrestricted free agent, is likely to move on from the Canadiens, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

    The 38-year-old Russian averaged just over 40 points with the Habs over the past five seasons, living up to the expression that age is just a number. Still, it's strange to think that he could be moving on after spending all 17 years of his NHL career in Montreal. Markov averaged 21:50 of ice time in 2016-17, so expect him to remain productive as long as his body can handle the rigors of a full season.

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  • Canadiens' Andrei Markov: Available for Vegas in expansion draft

    Markov was made available by the Canadiens for Wednesday's expansion draft, TSN reports.

    Markov just finished his 16th NHL season with the Canadiens and posted 36 points in 62 games. It was the first time since 2012-13 that the 38-year-old Markov did not appear in at least 80 games, as he missed a stretch in December and January with a lower-body injury. Markov is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so if he goes unselected by the Golden Knights, he'll be on the open market to sign a new deal with the team of his choice.

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  • Canadiens' Andrei Markov: Won't play in Worlds

    Markov won't be playing in the World Championship in Europe next month, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

    The blueliner had a solid 36 points in 62 games, missing a stretch in late December and early January with a lower-body injury that impacted his total numbers. Despite being 38, he doesn't seem like he's in decline quite yet.

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  • Canadiens' Andrei Markov: Resting for regular-season finale

    Markov will not be in the lineup Saturday versus host Detroit, TSN's John Lu reports.

    None of Markov, Max Pacioretty, Alexander Raduluov or Carey Price traveled to the Motor City for what would be a rather meaningless contest with the Habs already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. Markov finishes the regular-season campaign with 36 points (six goals, 30 assists) in 62 games, which is a modest decline in production compared to last year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Voskresensk, USSR
Age: 42
Shoots: Left