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Alexander Svitov
Alexander Svitov
Center
(SVEE-tahf)
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 228
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 3, 1982
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
Acquired: Acquired from Tampa Bay Lightning with a third round draft choice in exchange for defenseman Darryl Sydor and a fourth round draft choice on Jan. 27, 2004.
Drafted: TBL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (3rd overall)
2005-06: Had 3-6-9 with 144 PIM in 32 games for Omsk of the Russian Elite League Ranked fourth in the League in penalty minutes Added 4-1-5 with 10 PIM in 13 playoff games Helped Omsk reach the Russian Elite League Finals Omsk lost in Game 3 of the finals to Ak Bars.

CAREER: Has collected 6-13-19 with 78 PIM in 103 career games with Tampa Bay and Columbus 2004-05: Posted 19-23-42 with 200 PIM and was -9 in 69 games for Syracuse of the AHL Attempted the first shootout attempt (failed) in franchise history Oct. 21 at St. John's Tied a franchise record with two shorthanded goals in a game Nov. 20 vs. Houston Selected to PlanetUSA All-Star Team Jan. 27 Was second on the club in penalty minutes, fourth in goals and points while ranking fifth in assists 2003-04: Had 2-9-11 with 20 PIM and was -8 in 40 games Notched career highs in assists and points Made his Blue Jackets debut Jan. 29 vs. Nashville Scored first goal as a Blue Jacket Mar. 13 at St. Louis (Chris Osgood) Scored his first point as a Blue Jacket with an assist Feb. 14 vs. San Jose Registered a pair of assists Mar. 26 vs. Anaheim for the first multi-assist and second multi-point game of his NHL career Recorded 0-3-3 in 11 games with Tampa Bay Tallied 9-9-18 in 30 games with Hamilton (AHL) Missed final three games of the regular season due to an ankle injury 2002-03: First season in North America Recorded 4-4-8 with 58 PIM in 63 games with Tampa Bay Appeared in seven playoff games Registered an assists as a member of the Eastern Conference team in the NHL YoungStars Game as part of All-Star weekend Made NHL debut Oct. 10 at Florida Recorded first NHL point/assist Oct. 18 vs. Atlanta Netted first NHL goal Nov. 15 vs. San Jose (Evgeni Nabokov) Scored first power play goal Dec. 10 at Minnesota Registered first career multi-point game Feb. 8 at Florida with 1-1-2 2001-02: Military duty saw his action limited to three games with Omsk and five games in the World Junior Championship 2000-01: Recorded 8-6-14 with 115 PIM in 39 games with Omsk 1999-00: Had 3-3-6 with 45 PIM in 19 games with Omsk of the Russian Elite League Tallied 13-9-22 with 62 PIM in 14 games with Avangard VDV of the Russian Division 2 League 1998-99: Recorded 15-8-23 with 20 PIM in 27 games with Avangard VDV Was the youngest player to appear in a Russian Elite League game when he played in one playoff game 1997-98: Played in four games for Mettalurg of the Russian Division 2 League OTHER: Represented Russia at the 2001 and 2002 World Junior Championships Played in 2000-01 Five Nations Tournament, Four Nations Tournament and Big Prize Tournament.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Tampa Bay's first pick, third overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft Traded to Columbus by Tampa Bay along with a third round pick in the 2004 Entry Draft in exchange for defenseman Darryl Sydor and a fourth round pick in the 2004 Entry Draft on Jan. 27, 2004.

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