Blue Jackets re-sign Artem Anisimov to three-year contract extension

Wednesday, 06.26.2013 / 12:00 PM / News
By BlueJackets.com Staff



COLUMBUS, OHIO –
The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Artem Anisimov to a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

“Artem is a big part of our team and we’re very pleased to sign him to this extension,” said Kekalainen. “He’s an extremely dependable two-way center with a dynamic skill set and we think he will be a key contributor to our club in the coming years."

Anisimov, 25, recorded 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points in 35 games last season, his first with the Blue Jackets. He led the team in even-strength goals (10), shootout goals (4) and shooting percentage (16.2), while ranking third in faceoff wins (249) and blocked shots by a forward (24-tied).

Acquired by Columbus in a trade with the New York Rangers last summer, Anisimov was originally selected by New York in the second round, 54th overall, at the 2006 NHL Draft. The 6’4”, 200-lb. center has tallied 57-69-126 in 279 career NHL games. He has also collected 53-71-124 in 154 career American Hockey League games and 14-26-40 in 85 career KHL/RSL games with his hometown Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.

Anisimov has represented Russia at several international tournaments including the 2010 (silver medal) and 2013 IIHF World Championships, the 2007 (silver) and 2008 (bronze) IIHF World Junior Championships and the 2006 IIHF World U-18 Championships.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Dubinsky 4 1 5 1 6
J. Johnson 4 3 2 1 5
R. Johansen 4 2 3 0 5
B. Jenner 4 2 2 -2 4
M. Calvert 4 2 1 3 3
D. Savard 4 0 3 2 3
M. Letestu 4 1 1 -1 2
C. Atkinson 4 1 1 2 2
J. Wisniewski 4 0 2 -4 2
A. Anisimov 4 0 2 -1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 2 2 0 .900 3.22
 
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