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HURRICANES ACQUIRE MARKOV, PICK FROM PHOENIX

Saturday, 06.21.2003 / 6:00 PM ET / 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
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2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
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8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
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11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
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16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
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C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81