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HURRICANES ACQUIRE MARKOV, PICK FROM PHOENIX

Saturday, 06.21.2003 / 6:00 PM / News
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HURRICANES ACQUIRE MARKOV, PICK FROM PHOENIX

Tanabe, Knyazev Sent to Coyotes

Danny Markov, 26, will stabilize the Carolina defense with his all-around game and ability to play big minutes.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Danny Markov and a third- or fourth-round draft pick in 2004 or 2005 from Phoenix. In exchange, the Hurricanes sent defensemen David Tanabe and Igor Knyazev to the Coyotes.

“The addition of Danny stabilizes our defense and gives us more experience on our back end for next year,” said Rutherford. "If you look at our defense, we have a few older veterans and a few young kids, this trade gives us a player in his prime."

Markov, 26, completed his sixth NHL season in 2002-03 posting four goals and 16 assists (20 points) in 64 regular-season games with Phoenix. In 336 career NHL regular-season games, the Moscow native has 19 goals, 82 assists (101 points), 240 penalty minutes and a plus-19 plus/minus rating. He recorded career highs in goals (6), assists (30), points (36) and games played (72) in 2001-02, his first season with the Coyotes. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Markov (6’ 1”, 190 lbs.) in the ninth round, 223rd overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

David Tanabe was the Hurricanes first-round draft pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
In Tanabe and Knyazev, Rutherford gave up two young defensemen who were both former first-round draft picks. But he said it was worth the risk because of the fact that Markov should fit in perfectly with the remaining Hurricanes defensemen, with his all-around game, and ability to kill penalties.

Tanabe was Carolina's top pick in the 1999 draft, 16th overall, but after compiling just 15 goals and 47 assists in 251 NHL games, he was deemed expendable.

Knyazev was the 15th overall selection in 2001. The 20-year-old Russian had two goals and five assists in 68 games for Lowell of the American Hockey League last season.

"Tanabe's an NHL defensemen, and he's a young guy, he's going to help Phoenix, said Rutherford. "Knyazev's still a prospect, but we got the guy that's got experience, he plays hard every game and he plays with an edge, too."

The trade was the only move during the first day of the draft by Carolina, which selected Peterborough Petes center Eric Staal with the No. 2 overall pick.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45