Alexei Semenov Explained

Team:SKA Saint Petersburg
Former Teams:Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
San Jose Sharks
RSL
SKA Saint Petersburg
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
HC Dynamo Moscow
League:KHL
Position:Defence
Shoots:Left
Height Ft:6
Height In:6
Weight Lb:235
Birth Date:April 10, 1981
Birth Place:Murmansk, Russian SFSR, URS
Draft:36th overall
Draft Year:1999
Draft Team:Edmonton Oilers
Career Start:1998

Alexei Anatolevich Semenov (Russian: Алексей Семёнов, ''Alexey Semyonov''; born April 10, 1981) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing with the SKA Saint Petersburg. He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, 36th overall.

Playing career

In 2001, Semenov was awarded the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the best defenceman in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). After playing three full seasons for the Oilers and their top farm club, the Hamilton Bulldogs, he was traded to the Florida Panthers for a conditional draft pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft on November 19, 2005. Upset at his assignment to the Rochester Americans at the start of the 2006–07 season, Semenov left Rochester after four games to play for Salavat Yulaev Ufa in Russia. On July 27, 2007, Semenov signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Semenov was invited to training camp with the New York Rangers for the 2009–10 season and was offered a one-year contract before the season to serve as the team's seventh defenseman. Semenov turned down the contract based on the amount of money offered, countering Rangers General Manager Glen Sather's claim that Semenov's wife talked him out of it after he had already agreed to terms.[1] [2] Subsequently, less than a week later, Semenov signed a two-year contract worth $1.5 million with Dynamo Moscow.[2] [3] The following season, Semenov was again invited to the Rangers training camp, and accepted.[4]

Semenov is known for registering one of the hardest shots in the NHL, routinely clocking around 105 miles per hour.

Career statistics

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1997–98Krylya Sovetov Moscow 2Russia-35212348 — — — — —
1998–99SKA Saint Petersburg 2Russia-41901120 — — — — —
1998–99Sudbury WolvesOHL280332820004
1999–00Sudbury WolvesOHL65935441351213423
1999–00Hamilton BulldogsAHL — — — — —30000
2000–01Sudbury WolvesOHL65214263106124131717
2001–02Hamilton BulldogsAHL785111667 — — — — —
2002–03Edmonton OilersNHL461675860000
2002–03Hamilton BulldogsAHL3743745 — — — — —
2003–04Edmonton OilersNHL4623532 — — — — —
2004–05SKA Saint PetersburgRSL5008826 — — — — —
2005–06Salavat Yulayev UfaRSL20112 — — — — —
2005–06Edmonton OilersNHL1111217 — — — — —
2005–06Florida PanthersNHL1611221 — — — — —
2005–06Rochester AmericansAHL30007 — — — — —
2006–07Florida PanthersNHL2305528 — — — — —
2006–07Rochester AmericansAHL40006 — — — — —
2006–07Salavat Yulaev UfaRSL2012332 — — — — —
2007–08San Jose SharksNHL221343620002
2008–09San Jose SharksNHL4717857 — — — — —
2009–10Dynamo MoscowKHL341343040114
RSL totals721111260 — — — — —
NHL totals2117263324980002

Notes and References

  1. News: Odd day in Pittsburgh..... Newsday. Zipay. Steve. 2009-10-02. 2009-10-02.
  2. News: Semenov Says Wife Not a Factor in Leaving Rangers. New York Times. Klein. Jeff Z.. 2009-10-12. 2009-10-12.
  3. News: Alexei Semenov signs $1.5 million, two-year deal in Russia. Newsday. Zipay. Steve. 2009-10-05. 2009-10-09.
  4. http://rangers.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=64354