|Assets:||Is smooth and poised under pressure; he moves the puck swiftly and efficiently. Skates very well and is capable of leading the rush thanks to natural offensive instincts. Has a good point shot and can quarterback a power play.|
|Flaws:||Is somewhat consistently prone to injury, in particular his chronic knee woes, and doesn't use his frame a lot to initiate contact. Can struggle against some of the NHL's biggest forwards, as a result. Is a bit undersized.|
|Career Potential:||Elite offensive defenseman, when healthy.|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2008-09, 2007-08|
|10/03/2012||Signed with Vityaz Moscow (KHL).|
|3/17/2012||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|3/16/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/10/2012||Missed 68 games (right knee injury).|
|10/05/2011||Right knee injury, injured reserve.|
|6/23/2011||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a three-year contract.|
|4/27/2011||Missed the last 65 games of the regular season and 7 playoff games (right knee injury).|
|12/01/2010||Right knee injury, injured reserve.|
|11/15/2010||Right knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/30/2010||Missed 10 games (right knee surgery).|
|9/17/2010||Right knee surgery, injured reserve.|
|5/24/2010||Missed the last 11 playoff games (right knee injury).|
|5/01/2010||Right knee injury, day-to-day.|
|3/02/2010||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|2/12/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/19/2009||Missed 35 games (left ankle surgery).|
|10/02/2009||Left ankle surgery, early February.|
|4/22/2009||Missed 4 regular season and 4 playoff games (left knee injury).|
|4/06/2009||Left knee injury, late April.|
|5/28/2007||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a four-year contract.|
|2/10/2007||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|2/04/2007||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/09/2006||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|3/23/2006||Missed 1 game (back spasms).|
|3/21/2006||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|3/20/2006||Missed 3 games (back spasms).|
|3/13/2006||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|2/04/2006||Missed 8 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/19/2006||Shoulder injury, early February.|
|11/28/2005||Suspended by the NHL three games for shoving a linesman on November 6.|
|8/25/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year contract.|
|6/19/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Dynamo Moscow of the Russian League.|
|2/26/2004||Missed 3 games (personal reasons).|
|2/20/2004||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|1/23/2004||Missed 9 games (hip injury/foot injury).|
|1/14/2004||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|1/03/2004||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|12/02/2003||Missed 1 game (ankle injury).|
|11/29/2003||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|8/26/2003||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year contract.|
|4/05/2003||Missed the last 2 games of the regular season (left knee injury).|
|4/02/2003||Left knee injury, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/31/2003||Left knee injury, left Monday's game.|
|11/05/2001||Recalled from Quebec (AHL).|
|9/28/2001||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|4/01/2001||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|3/19/2001||Recalled from Quebec (AHL).|
|2/22/2001||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|6/27/1998||Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round (162nd overall) in 1998.|
Markov has two points in loss | 03/07/2014 3:09 AM
NewsAndrei Markov scored a goal and registered an assist in Montreal's 5-2 loss to Phoenix Thursday night.
ImpactMontreal tied the game at 7:13 when Markov's blast from the left circle beat Mike Smith. Markov now has six goals and 32 assists in 65 games this season. Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Canadiens, while defenseman P.K Subban added two helpers in the loss.
Andrei Markov picks up three assists vs Leafs | 03/02/2014 10:11 AM
NewsAndrei Markov recorded three assists in Montreal's 4-3 overtime win against Toronto.
ImpactMarkov is tied for 10th among defensemen with 36 points in 62 games this season. He's currently negotiating a contract extension with the Canadiens, but there's reportedly a disagreement over the length of the deal. The 35-year-old defenseman is believed to be seeking a three or four-year contract, while Montreal would rather hand him a one-year extension.
Andrei Markov, Canadiens still negotiating | 03/01/2014 10:46 AM
NewsAndrei Markov is interested in re-signing with Montreal and the negotiations are ongoing, according to agent Sergei Berezin.
ImpactMarkov reportedly offered the Canadiens a four-year deal, but they want a one or two-year contract. Part of the issue is that Markov is now 35, so if he signs a new contract, it will count against the salary cap even if he doesn't complete it. Markov is still one of the top offensive defensemen in the game, but he missed the better part of the 2009-10 through 2011-12 campaigns due to injuries.
Andrei Markov still negotiating deal with Hab | 02/28/2014 8:34 PM
NewsAndrei Markov wants to finish his career with Montreal, but a deal has yet to be reached between him and the Habs for the skilled defenseman, who's contract expires at the end of the season.
ImpactMarkov is currently making $5.75 million per season, and talks are ongoing between the Habs and his agent Sergei Berezin. The Habs offered a short term deal last week to the 35 year-old last week, and though Markov hasn't accepted it yet, it appears a deal is more likely than a trade in the coming days.
Report: Habs offer Andrei Markov 1-year deal | 02/24/2014 6:23 PM
NewsAndrei Markov has reportedly been tabled a one-year, $6 million deal from the Montreal Canadiens.
Tony Marinaro on Twitter
ImpactTSN 690 Montreal's Tony Marinaro reports that Markov is seeking a three-year contract. The veteran defenseman has recorded five goals and 31 points in 59 games this season. He can become an unrestricted free agent this summer and is currently making $5.75 million.
Andrei Markov works on top PP unit for Russia | 02/12/2014 10:15 AM
NewsAndrei Markov has been working as Russia's lone defenseman on the power play's first unit.
Antti Makinen on Twitter
ImpactAlex Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Radulov joined him, with Radulov serving as the other point man. The second unit had blueliners Slava Voynov and Evgeny Medvedev on the points, while Vladimir Tarasenko, Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Semin worked up front.
Markov notes fan support as well as pressure | 02/11/2014 9:59 AM
NewsAndrei Markov thinks the Russians have advantages at home despite the tremendous pressure that will be put on them.
ImpactExpectations are high for Russia to take the gold medal in Sochi after Canada managed to do just that four years ago in Vancouver. "Of course, you feel the pressure," Russian defenseman Andrei Markov said. "But you're also going to feel the support from all Russian people. That'll have to help us." Russia will start their schedule against Slovenia on Thursday. That should be a game they'll win comfortably, but then things will get much harder as they face the United States on Saturday.
Andrei Markov wants to stay in Montreal | 01/14/2014 7:26 AM
NewsAndrei Markov would like to sign an extension with the Montreal Canadiens.
Impact"Maybe I'm going to sign another contract tomorrow. Maybe in another month. We'll see," he said. "I'd like to stay here for the rest of my career. You can see some players in their 40s who still play. I don't want to think that far. Whatever is going to happen tomorrow will happen tomorrow." Markov is eligible for unrestricted free agency after this season and preliminary contract talks have already begun. He has recorded 24 points in 46 games this campaign.
Markov scores both goals for Habs in OT win | 01/11/2014 10:46 PM
NewsAndrei Markov netted both goals for the Canadiens in their 2-1 overtime win against the Blackhawks on Saturday night.
ImpactHis overtime winner came 1:28 into the frame. The defenseman's goals were his first in 10 games -- while he had just two assists during the goal drought. Markov has still been a pretty productive blueliner this season with five goals and 24 points in 46 games. Alexei Emelin, Michael Bournival and Max Pacioretty had the helpers. Tomas Plekanec fired a game-high 11 shots on het.
Russian defense will be led by Andrei Markov | 01/07/2014 11:26 AM
NewsAndrei Markov will headline the Russian defense in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
ImpactDefense has to be an area of concern for the Russians. They lack the star power of other countries in that regard, although they do have some noteworthy blueliners like Fedor Tyutin and Slava Voynov.
Andrei Markov gets two power-play assists | 01/01/2014 9:22 AM
NewsAndrei Markov registered two assists in Montreal's 5-4 overtime defeat to Carolina on Tuesday.
ImpactBoth of Markov's assists came while his team was on the power play. That's been Markov's bread and butter all season as 13 of his 22 points have come when the Canadiens have the man advantage.
Andrei Markov has a rough go of it Sunday | 12/29/2013 7:51 PM
NewsAndrei Markov was on the ice for all four of the Florida Panthers' goals as his Montreal Canadiens lost 4-1 on Sunday.
ImpactThat means he had a -4 rating to go with zero points tonight. He still has a strong +9 mark overall, but that might have impacted the category in some leagues this week. He's been productive this season, although he is on a four-game pointless streak.
Andrei Markov is having a superb campaign | 12/23/2013 8:16 AM
NewsAndrei Markov has been one of the Canadiens' best players this season.
ImpactMarkov has three goals and 20 points in 38 games in 2013-14. It wasn't that long ago that injuries threatened to derail his career, but at the age of 35 he's participated in all of Montreal's contests so far this season. He's certainly capable of maintaining his current point-per-game pace.
Andrei Markov records PPG against Coyotes | 12/18/2013 7:46 AM
NewsAndrei Markov potted a power-play goal for Montreal on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe tied the game at 1-1 when he scored his third marker of the year. The Canadiens went 2-for-4 with the man advantage in the contest en route to a 3-1 victory over Phoenix. Markov has picked up 11 of his 20 points this season on the power play.
Andrei Markov struggles vs. Kings Tuesday | 12/10/2013 11:52 PM
NewsIt was not a great night for Montreal Canadiens players such as Andrei Markov in a 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
ImpactMarkov had a -3 rating on the night. Even with that rough evening, the 34-year-old has quietly been very useful, scoring 19 points in 32 games with a nice +10 rating. It appears he was worth the injury risk for fantasy owners.
Andrei Markov appears fine after injury scare | 12/10/2013 8:17 AM
NewsAndrei Markov appears to be fine after practicing with his teammates on Monday.
ImpactHe suffered an injury scare Saturday when he fell to the ice awkwardly during a collision with the Buffalo's Tyler Ennis. Markov, who has had surgery on his right knee for major ACL reconstruction twice, appeared to twist his left knee on the play. He stayed in the game and looked fine during Monday's session. In 31 contests this year, Markov has 19 points and a plus-13 rating.
Andrei Markov, Subban lead Habs' power play | 11/29/2013 7:05 AM
NewsAndrei Markov talked about his chemistry with P.K. Subban recently.
Impact"I think we play pretty good, especially on the power play," Markov said. "He has that great shot and we're having fun. We just have to keep it going. We try to play our game and do our best on the ice. When you're winning, it's easy." Montreal owns the league's fifth-ranked power play heading into Friday's contests. Subban leads the team with 11 points while on the man advantage, while Markov is right behind him with nine.
Andrei Markov racks up 3 assists in win | 11/27/2013 10:47 PM
NewsAndrei Markov dished out three helpers for the Canadiens in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Buffalo.
ImpactThe offensive blueliner has 17 points in 25 games this season, making him a very useful commodity in all leagues. Alex Galchenyuk, Brenden Gallagher and David Desharnais all scored goals in the Montreal win.
Andrei Markov is on a three-game point streak | 11/24/2013 10:30 AM
NewsAndrei Markov had an assist in Montreal's 3-2 victory against Pittsburgh.
ImpactThat extends Markov's point streak to three games and gives him four assists in his last five contests. He has two goals and 14 points in 24 contests this season. As long as Markov can stay healthy, he should continue to be among the league's top offensive defensemen.
Andrei Markov scores in loss to Senators | 11/07/2013 10:18 PM
NewsAndrei Markov scored the only Montreal goal in a 4-1 loss to the Senators on Thursday night.
ImpactMarkov's goal came on a first period power play and was his second of the campaign. Tomas Plekanec and P.K. Subban drew assists on the team's only tally.
Andrei Markov gets three assists in defeat | 11/01/2013 11:52 PM
NewsAndrei Markov recorded three assists in Montreal's 4-3 defeat to Minnesota on Friday.
ImpactP.K. Subban had his third goal and 10th assist of the season. Brendan Gallagher and Brian Gionta each found the back of the net in the losing effort.
Andrei Markov nets SHG Thursday night | 10/18/2013 6:43 AM
NewsAndrei Markov produced a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over Columbus.
ImpactHis first goal of the 2013-14 campaign was scored while the Canadiens were shorthanded. Markov has picked up four points in seven games this season to go along with an impressive plus-7 rating and 14 shots.
Andrei Markov looks on the bright side | 05/10/2013 9:55 AM
NewsAndrei Markov was obviously upset after Montreal's playoff exit Thursday night, but he also attempted to look on the bright side.
Impact"It doesn't matter where you place in the regular season," said Markov. "When you don't get through the first round, everybody's disappointed. It's not easy, but at the same time, we have a good young group of guys who will improve next year, so we have a good future." The Canadiens won the Northeast Division this season after finishing with the worst record in the Eastern Conference a year ago. It wasn't a pretty end to the 2013 campaign, as they were quickly eliminated in five games by Ottawa, but Montreal still has plenty to proud of going into next season. Markov should also be pleased that he managed to appear in all 48 games during the regular season and all five matches in the playoffs after struggling with injuries the past three years.
Andrei Markov gets 2 points in season finale | 04/28/2013 9:23 AM
NewsAndrei Markov had a goal and an assist on Saturday.
ImpactMarkov had been limited to just 20 games in his previous two seasons and 65 contests in his previous three campaigns coming into 2013. However, he managed in play in all 48 of Montreal's games this season and was among the league's top defensemen with 10 goals and 30 points.
Markov will likely play Saturday night | 04/27/2013 11:44 AM
NewsIf the game between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs meant nothing, the Habs would likely have given veteran reargaurd Andrei Markov the night off.
ImpactHowever, that is not the case. The Habs still have a chance to win the Northeast Divsion and finish second in the Eastern Conference. Look for Markov to dress Saturday.
Andrei Markov is Montreal's Masterton nominee | 04/22/2013 10:17 AM
NewsAndrei Markov is the Montreal Canadiens' nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
ImpactMarkov is an obvious choice for the Canadiens' nominee, given that he was limited to just 65 games coming into this season. Markov's career was temporarily derailed due to knee problems, but at the age of 34, he's bounced back with nine goals and 27 points in 45 games this season.
Markov, Subban lead Canadiens Thursday | 04/11/2013 10:44 PM
NewsAndrei Markov had a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory Thursday night.
ImpactP.K. Subban scored his 11th goal and registered his 23rd assist of the season. Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, and Rene Bourque each scored a goal for Montreal. Max Pacioretty recorded two assists.
Andrei Markov came up big when it mattered | 03/28/2013 10:08 AM
NewsAndrei Markov had a minus-3 rating in Montreal's 6-5 shootout win over Boston on Wednesday night.
ImpactHe and Alexei Emelin were on the ice for all four of the Bruins' even-strength goals. However, Markov came up big on Montreal's power play very late in the third period when he scored the game-tying goal to send the contest into overtime. Markov has been churning out points fairly regularly this season, but the goal was his first since Feb. 25. He has 12 points in his last 15 games.
Andrei Markov gets goal in loss Monday | 02/26/2013 12:19 AM
NewsAndrei Markov scored once in the Canadiens' 2-1 "road" loss Monday night in Kanata.
ImpactThe oft-injured Markov is an integral part of the Montreal offense, especially on with the man advantage. The Russian native now has 11 points in 19 games on the season. Good job if you took a gamble on him during draft day.
Andrei Markov scores 4th goal in 3 games | 01/27/2013 10:46 PM
NewsAndrei Markov's overtime goal broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the Montreal Canadiens to victory Sunday.
ImpactThe goal, incredibly, was Markov's fourth of the campaign, proving how important he is to the Habs when healthy. Brendan Gallagher, Brandon Prust and Ryan White all found the back of the net in the victory while Alex Galchenyuk picked up two assists.
Andrei Markov continues to dominate | 01/24/2013 10:42 PM
NewsAndrei Markov scored a goal and added an assist in the Canadiens' 4-1 victory over Washington Thursday night.
ImpactMarkov has done a good job of reminding hockey fans how great a player he is when healthy after recording three goals and an assist over his past two contests. Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta and Josh Gorges all found the back of the net in the victory while Max Pacioretty and Raphael Diaz drew two assists apiece.
Andrei Markov buries a pair | 01/22/2013 11:35 PM
NewsAndrei Markov scored two goals Tuesday as the Canadiens upended Florida by a score of 4-1.
ImpactThe oft-injured Markov is an integral part of the Montreal offence and the team is clearly more dangerous with him in the lineup. Rookie Alex Galchenyuk scored his first goal of the season in the win while Tomas Plekanec tallied his first of the season as well.
Andrei Markov's good health a rare sight | 01/18/2013 8:35 PM
NewsAndrei Markov is healthy and ready to be a vital part of the Canadiens' defense this season.
ImpactMarkov has played in only 20 games the past two years. He's had two knee reconstructions and, most recently, two cracked ribs in the KHL in October. But as the Montreal Gazette's Dave Stubbs says, he's "heathier and fitter than he's been in as long as anyone can remember." And the defenseman thinks the games in Russia were beneficial, too. "The games I played in Russia were huge, especially because I didn't play many the last two years," Markov said. "Playing in Russia gave me confidence in myself. I feel good and I'm ready to go."
Andrei Markov back in Montreal Thursday | 01/07/2013 10:23 PM
NewsAndrei Markov will play with Chekhov of the KHL on Tuesday but will be back in Montreal Thursday.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactAfter spending the vast majority of the past three seasons on the sidelines, Markov is healthy but he's never that far away from another injury. The potential reward could easily outweigh the risk if you plan on taking a gamble on the talented Russian in your fantasy league this season.
Andrei Markov awaits Montreal camp | 01/07/2013 2:05 PM
NewsAndrei Markov is ready to return to North America whenever he gets the call.
ImpactHe was asked how quickly he could return to Montreal from Russia to attend training camp and he said, "I have no idea. We're on the road for three games. Tonight was our first game. We're flying to another city (to Nizhni Novgorod, 400 km to the southeast of Yaroslavl) and nobody's told me when I have to be in Montreal. If they tell me or text me or email me to say I have to be home in 48 hours, then I pack my bags and fly back." Markov dressed on Sunday afternoon for KHL team Vityaz Chekhov in a 2-1 loss to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. The Canadiens, their fans and fantasy owners would probably prefer Markov to return immediately before the oft-injured defenseman sustains another ailment. He suffered a minor rib injury while playing in the KHL earlier during the lockout. Markov has notched five points and a plus-3 rating in 20 games with Vityaz Chekhov this year.
|Goals||2||vs. Chi||Jan 11||2|
|Assists||3||3 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Mar 1||2|
|Points||3||3 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Mar 1||2|
|Penalty Minutes||10||at Nas||Dec 21||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||7 times-last:at Car||last:Feb 8||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 17||2|
|Power Play Points||2||3 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Mar 1||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. CBJ||Oct 17||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. CBJ||Oct 17||0|
|Shots||5||at Ott||Nov 7||4|
|Penalty Minutes||74||2005-06 (Mtl)|
|Plus/Minus||+13||2 times-last: 2005-06 (Mtl)|
|Power Play Goals||10||2007-08 (Mtl)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2007-08 (Mtl)|
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