Alexei Semenov Explained

Team:San Jose Sharks
Former Teams:Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
League:NHL
Position:Defence
Shoots:Left
Height Ft:6
Height In:6
Weight Lb:235
Nationality:Russia
Birth Date:April 10, 1981
Birth Place:Murmansk, USSR
Draft:36th overall
Draft Year:1999
Draft Team:Edmonton Oilers
Career Start:2002

Alexei Semenov (Russian: Алексей Семёнов, ''Aleksey Semyonov'') (born April 10, 1981 in Murmansk, USSR) plays defence for the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, 36th overall.

Playing career

In 2001, he was awarded the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the best defenceman in the Ontario Hockey League. 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 is known for registering one of the hardest shots in the NHL, routinely clocking around 105 miles per hour.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

  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 WolvesOHL652142634106124131717
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
OHL Totals1583080110269265162144
AHL Totals12291423125300010
RSL Totals721111260 — — — — —
NHL Totals1646192519280002

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